10 Interesting Facts about Islamabad

The capital city of Pakistan will be explained on Facts about Islamabad. Islambad is located in the Pothohar Plateau or northwest of the country. It is also known as the rich nature. So, you can see many beautiful views at there, such as mountains. Margalla Hills also surrounds the city. Pakistanis are the residents of Islamabad. Here are ten interesting facts about Islamabad.

Facts about Islamabad 1: The origin of Islamabad’s name

The name of Islamabad comes from two words. They are islam (Arabic word) and abad (Persian place) which means City of Islam. Islam also has its own meaning that is religion of Islam, whereas abad means inhabited city.

Facts about Islamabad 2: The interesting buildings in the Islamabad

There are many interesting buildings in the Islamabad, such as the home of the president, Pakistan House, the Grand National Mosque, the national assembly building, the botanical gardens, and the National Univ.

Grand National Mosque

Grand National Mosque

Facts about Islamabad 3: Climate

A humid subtropical climate is the climate of Islamabad. Whereas winter, summer, spring, autumn, and rainy monsoon are the seasons of Islamabad. Winter is started from November to February, Spring from March to April, Summer from May to June, Rainy Monsoon from July to August, and Autumn from September to October. June is the hottest month, whereas the wettest month is July, and January is the coolest month.

Facts about Islamabad 4: The Saudi-Pak Tower

The Saudi-Pak Tower is one of the architecture in the Islamabad. The architecture of it is modern but with traditional styles. It also becomes the  tallest buildings in Islamabad. The color of the building is beige with the blue tile.

The Saudi-Pak Tower

The Saudi-Pak Tower

Facts about Islamabad 5: The modern architecture

There are many modern architecture in the Islamabad, including Pakistan Monument, Faisal Mosque, Secretariat Complex, Prime Minister’s secretariat, and the National Assembly.

Facts about Islamabad 6: Sports

There are many sports in Islamabad such as Football, Hockey, Boxing, Cricket, Squash, Table Tennis, and Rugby. Besides, there are also stadiums, including Liaquat Gymnasium (indoor games), Mushaf Squash Complex and Jinnah Stadium (outdoor games).

Facts about Islamabad 7: The language and currency in Islamabad.

Urdu is the official language in Islamabad, followed by English, Punjabi, and Pashto. Whereas the currency of Islamabad is Pakistani Rupee.

Facts about Islamabad 8: Benazir Bhutto International Airport

Benazir Bhutto International Airport or Islamabad International Airport is the airport in the Islamabad. It is located in Chaklala, Rawalpindi and becomes the third largest airport in Pakistan.

Islamabad International Airport

Islamabad International Airport

Facts about Islamabad 9: Dead city

As we know that Islamabas is called as dead city. It is because there are no activities which is done at night. The people in Islamabad work at 9 am until 6 pm, so they never do activities at night. However, if you want to make dinner plans, you can visit places in Rawalpindi such as Kashmiri Muhalla, Saddar, Bunny, Food Street, and Kartarpura.

Facts about Islamabad 10: Pir Sohawa

Pir Sohawa is one of the famous destination in the Islambad. There are many tourism who visited there. You can enjoy the beautiful views at there and see many wild monkeys. Besides, delicious foods are served at there.

Pir sohawa

Pir sohawa

 

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