Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistan's largest city and its chief transportation, financial, commercial, and manufacturing center.

After Pakistan became independent (1947), Karachi grew rapidly as the chief port and industrial center of West Pakistan, and many Muslim refugees from India settled here. The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad.

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Since the 1980s the city has been the site of violent eruptions between the rival political, religious, and ethnic groups. Its population is nearly 8 million consisting people of different origins.

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Most of the international trade of Pakistan and landlocked Afghanistan pass through the city's busy modern port, centered on the island of Kiamari.

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Major highways and railroads focus on the city.

An old settlement, Karachi was a small fishing and trade center when captured by the British in 1839 and annexed three years later. Under British rule, it became the chief outlet for Indus Valley cotton and grain exports.

Major cities near Karachi to :

Northwest
Masshad
1.450 km

West
Dubai
1.190 km

North
Kabul
1.090 km

Southeast
Ahmedabad
590 km

Southeast
Mumbai
875 km

Northwest
Shiraz
1.520 km

Northeast
Peshawar
1.100 km

Northeast
Lahore
1.000 km
Northeast
Jaipur
890 km

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