Karachi Map BiographySource (google.com.pk)
Satellite view is showing Karachi, the largest city, principal seaport, and the traditional business center of Pakistan, it is the capital of Sindh province, located in southern Pakistan at the coast of the Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean). The city operates no less than two deep-water seaports, the Port of Karachi and Port Qasim, together they are handling about 95% of the nation's cargo.
Karachi was the capital of Pakistan from 1947 to 1959, before being replaced by Rawalpindi and later by Islamabad. The megacity has a population of more than 20 million people living in its metropolitan area and suburbs. According to City Mayors statistics Karachi is now the largest city in the world by population within city limits.
Spoken language is Urdu; English is in use.
Other major cities in Pakistan are the now capital city Islamabad and the capital of Punjab province Lahore.
The map shows a city map of Karachi with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Jinnah International Airport Karachi (IATA code: KHI) east of the city.
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Karachi is the largest city, seaport and the financial capital of Pakistan. It is the twentieth largest city of the world in terms of metropolitan population, and is Pakistan's premier centre of banking, industry, and trade. Karachi is also the home of Pakistan's largest corporations that are involved in entertainment, arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. It also serves as a major hub of higher education in South Asia, and the wider Islamic World .
Karachi enjoys its prominent position due to its geographical location on a bay, making it the financial capital of the country. It is one of the fastest growing cities of South Asia. It was the original capital of Pakistan until the construction of Islamabad, and is the location of the Port of Karachi and nearby Port Bin Qasim, one of the region's largest and busiest ports. The city's population has increased dramatically after the Partition of British India forced hundreds of thousands of Urdu speaking "Mohajirs" (refugees from India) to settle in the city. Since independence from Britain in 1947, the city's vibrant economy has attracted migrants from all over Pakistan, surrounding countries such as Iran, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and further beyond. Despite a history of political turmoil, the city continues to attract those seeking prosperity and has shown consistent growth.
Karachi city is spread over 3,530 km² (1,363 sq mi) in area. It is locally known as the "City of Lights" for its liveliness, and the "City of the Quaid", having been the birth and burial place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, who also made the city his home after Pakistan's independence. View the google map of Karachi with earth and satellite map views. To search places, restaurants, hotels, schools, colleges and tourist destinations etc in Karachi map, use the search function within the map. To find other cities or locations in Pakistan or across the world, use our comprehensive list of locations.
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