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 (ĭs-lä′mə-bäd′, ĭz-lăm′ə-băd′)
The capital of Pakistan, in the northeast part of the country northeast of Rawalpindi. Construction began on the city in 1960, and it replaced Rawalpindi as the capital in 1967.


(Placename) the capital of Pakistan, in the north on the Potwar Plateau: site chosen in 1959; surrounded by the Capital Territory of Islamabad for 909 sq km (351 sq miles). Pop: 770 000 (2005 est)


(ɪsˈlɑ məˌbɑd, -ˈlæm əˌbæd)

the capital of Pakistan, in the N part, near Rawalpindi. 204,364.
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Noun1.Islamabad - the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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