Karachi City

Karachi City is the Capital of Sindh, the south eastern province of Pakistan.

Geography of Karachi City

Karachi City is situated in the south of Sindh, on the shoreline of the Arabian Sea. It contains mainly of smooth or rolling plains, with hills on Manora Island and the Oyster Rocks. The Arabian Sea beach shapes the southern coastline of Karachi. Solid mangroves and streams of the Indus delta can be found towards the south east side of the city. Towards the north and the west is Cape Monze located, locally known as Raas Muari, an area marked with projecting sea cliffs and rocky sandstone capes. Some superb beaches can also be found in this region.

Land Area of Karachi City

Karachi City extends over an area of three thousand five hundred and fifty square kilometers i.e. one thousand five hundred and sixty six square miles.

Population of Karachi City

Karachi City is the biggest city in Pakistan. It is the world's second largest city proper behind Mumbai in terms of the number of residents, which went almost ten million in the year 2002. As per an estimation in 2008, the population of Karachi City is about twelve and a half million. In terms of population, Karachi City is the twentieth largest city of the world. The City’s population is currently growing at about five percent per year.

Climate of Karachi City

Situated on the shoreline, Karachi City tends to have a moderately mild climate with low levels of average rainfall (around two hundred and fifty millimeters per annum), the bulk of which occurs during the months of July and August. Winters are mild and the summers are hot, however the closeness to the sea maintains moisture levels at a near-constant high and cool sea breezes reduce the heat of the summer months. Due to high level of warmth during the summer (ranging from thirty to forty four degrees Celsius from April to August), the winter months (November to February) are usually considered the best times to visit Karachi City. July, December and January have pleasant and gloomy weather. Highest ever recorded temperature of Karachi city is 47.8 °C (118.0 °F) and lowest is 5.0 °C (41.0 °F).

Towns in Karachi City

Following are the names of towns in Karachi City.

Baldia Town, Bin Qasim Town, Gadap Town, Saddar Town, Shah Faisal Town, Gulberg Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, Jamshed Town, Keamari Town, Korangi Town, North Nazimabad Town, New Karachi Town, Orangi Town, SITE Town, Landhi Town, Liaquatabad Town, Lyari Town, and Malir Town.

Famous Places in Karachi City

Following are some of the famous places in Karachi City.

National Museum of Pakistan, Pakistan Air Force Museum, Pakistan Maritime Museum, Sindh High Court, Sindh Assembly Hall, Karachi Port Trust (Old building), Governor House, Cape Mount, Clifton Beach, French Beach, Hawke's Bay, Kinara Beach, Manora Beach, Paradise Point, Russian Beach, Bohri Bazar, Bolton Market, Chanti Lane, Empress Market, Hyderi Market, Jama Cloth Market, Jodia Bazar, Kaghzi Bazar, Kapra Market, Area 51 Bowling Club, Beach View Club, City Sports Complex, Creek Club, Defence Authority Club, Golf Club Sea View, Hockey Club of Pakistan, KCCA Cricket Ground, KPT Sports Complex,

Main Hospitals in Karachi City

Labtest Hospital, Combined Military Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, National Institute of Child Health, PNS Rahat, Karsaz, PNS Shifa, Shoukat Omer Memorial Hospital, Civil Hospital, Civil Hospital (Burns Centre), Nazimabad Chest Clinic, Ojah Institute of Chest Diseases, Police Hospital, Sindh Government Children Hospital, Sindh Institute of Skin Diseases, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Skin & Social Hygiene Centre, Social Security Hospital.

Main Hotels in Karachi City

Avari Towers Hotel, Beach Luxury Hotel, Carlton Hotel, Days Inn, Embassy Inn, Hotel Faran, Hotel Mehran, Marriott Hotel, Pearl Continental Hotel, Ramada Plaza - Airport Hotel, Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Grand Mercure Hotel, Dream World Hotel & Resorts.

Main Libraries in Karachi City

Al-Huda Library, Al-Firdous Baldia Public Library, Allama Iqbal Library, Board of Intermediate Karachi Library, Baba-e-Urdu Kutubkhana, Children Library, Faiz-e-Aam Library, Faran Club Library, Ghalib Library, Hashim Gazder Library, Hungooraabad Library, Ibrahim Ali Bhai Auditorium & Library, Iqbal Shaheed Library, Iqra Library, Jehangir Park Reading Room Library, KMC Library, Liaquat National Memorial Library, Lyari Municipal Library, Lyari Text Book Library, Mansoora Library, Moosa Lane Reading Room Library, Moulana Hasrat Mohani Library, Mujahid Park Library, National Book Foundation Library.

Main Parks in Karachi City

Aisha Park, Askari Park, Aziz Bhatti Park, Bagh Ibne Qasim, Frere Hall gardens, Beach View Park, Boat Basin Park, Coconut Park, Nishtar Park, Talimi Bagh, Nisar Shaheed Park, Zam Zam Park, Quaid-e-Azam Park, Quaid Mausoleum park.

Main Educational Institutes in Karachi City

Aga Khan University, Baqai Medical University, Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, DHA Suffa University, FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Greenwich University, Hamdard University, Indus Institute of Higher Education, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Institute of Business & Technology, Institute of Business Management, Iqra University, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology, Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASB), Meharban Jogari University, Mid asia Institute of Science & Technology, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Nazeer Hussain University, Pakistan Navy Engineering College, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology, Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Textile Institute of Pakistan, Ziauddin Medical University.

General Info about Karachi City

  • Karachi City is Pakistan's premier center of banking, industry, and trade.
  • Karachi City is the financial and commercial capital of Pakistan.
  • Karachi City serves as a major hub of higher education in South Asia, and the wider Islamic World.
  • Karachi City was the original capital of Pakistan until the construction of Islamabad City.
  • Founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was born in Karachi City.
  • Karachi City claims highest per capita income in South Asia.
  • Most of Pakistan's public and private banks are headquartered on Karachi City.
  • Largest Stock Exchange of Pakistan is in Karachi City.
  • Branches of world-famous motor companies are in Karachi City.
  • Karachi City has one hundred and seventy eight union councils.
  • Jinnah International Airport is the largest and busiest airport of the country and is located in Karachi City.
  • Port of Karachi and the Port Qasim are the largest shipping ports of Pakistan and are located in Karachi City.
  • Karachi City is the one of the most rapidly growing cities in the world.