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Clockwise frae tap: Karachi Skyline, KPT HQ, PRC Towers & PNSC, Karachi Mercat, Manora Lichthoose, Nagan Interchynge an MA Jinnah Tomb.
The Gateway tae Pakistan, The Ceety o Lichts, Mini Pakistan, Caipital o Sindh , The Ceety O Quaid
Karachi is located in Sindh
Location o Karachi in Sindh an in Pakistan
Coordinates: 24°51′36″N 67°0′36″E / 24.86000°N 67.01000°E / 24.86000; 67.01000Coordinates: 24°51′36″N 67°0′36″E / 24.86000°N 67.01000°E / 24.86000; 67.01000
Kintra Pakistan
Metropolitan Corporation2011
Ceety CooncilCeety Complex, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Toun
Destricts [1]
 • TeepMetropolitan Ceety
 • Ceety AdmeenistratorM. Hussain Syed[2]
 • Municipal commeessionerMatanat Ali Khan[3]
 • City3527 km2 (1,362 sq mi)
8 m (26 ft)
 • City14,910,352
 • Rank
 • Density4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (PST)
Postal codes
74XXX – 75XXX
Diallin code+9221-XXXX XXXX

Karachi Aboot this soondKarācī  (Urdu: کراچی‎; Sindhi: ڪراچي‎) is the lairgest ceety, main seaport an the main financial centre o Pakistan, an the caipital o the province o Sindh. Wi an estimatit population atween 13 million an 15 million,[8] Karachi is ane o the warld's lairgest ceeties in terms o population,[8] the 13t lairgest urban agglomeration,[9] an the 4t lairgest metropolitan aurie in the warld.[10] It is Pakistan's premier centre o bankin, industry, an trade an is hame tae Pakistan's lairgest corporations, includin those involved in textiles, shippin, automotive industry, entertainment, the airts, fashion, advertisin, publishin, software development an medical research. The ceety is a major hub o heicher education in Sooth Asie an the wider Islamic warld.[11]

Karachi is ranked as a Beta warld ceety.[12][13] It wis the oreeginal caipital o Pakistan till the construction o Islamabad an is the location o the Port o Karachi an Port Bin Qasim, twa o the region's lairgest an busiest ports. Efter the unthirldom o Pakistan, the ceety population increased dramatically when hunders o thoosans o Urdu-speakin migrants or Muhajirs frae Indie, East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) an ither pairts o Sooth Asie came tae settle in Karachi.

The ceety is spread ower 3,527 km2 (1,362 sq mi) in aurie, amaist fower times bigger than Hong Kong. It is locally kent as the "Ceety o Lichts" (روشنیوں کا شہر‬) an "The bride o the ceeties" (عروس البلاد‬) for its liveliness, an the "Ceety o the Quaid" (شہرِ قائد‬), haein been the birth an burial place o Quaid-e-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah), the foonder o Pakistan, who made the ceety his hame efter Pakistan's unthirldom.

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