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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.
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(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)
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(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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