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Islamabad, Pakistan

Nighttime panorama of Islamabad and the Faisal Mosque. Public domain.

Islamabad (Urdu, "abode of Islam") is the capital of Pakistan. With a population of about 1.2 million, Islamabad is the 10th largest city in Pakistan but its greater metropolitan area is the 3rd largest, with over 4.5 million residents. Islamabad is home to the Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in South Asia. The area around Islamabad has been inhabited since the Stone Age but the city itself was constructed from scratch in 1958 as the new capital of Pakistan.


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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in Islamabad

  • Faisal Mosque
    Completed in 1986, the Faisal Mosque is an exceptionally large and unique mosque in Islamabad. Designed by a Turkish architect who won an international competition, Faisal Mosque is shaped like a Bedouin's tent.