What is Rawalpindi?

  • (noun): An ancient city in northeastern Pakistan; served as capitol of Pakistan while Islamabad was being built.


Rawalpindi (Urdu: راولپِنڈى‎, Punjabi: راولپنڈی,Rāwalpindī), also known as Pindi, is a city in the Pothohar region of Pakistan near the country's capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. Rawalpindi is the fourth largest city in Pakistan after Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. In the 1950s, Rawalpindi was smaller than Hyderabad and Multan, but the city's economy received a boost during the building of Islamabad (1959–1969), during which time Rawalpindi served as the national capital and its population increased from 180,000 at the time of independence to over 4.5 million in 2007. Rawalpindi is in the northernmost part of the Punjab province, 275 km (171 mi) to the north-west of Lahore. It is the administrative seat of the Rawalpindi District. The total area of the city is approximately 108.8 square kilometres (42.0 sq mi). Rawalpindi is the military headquarters of the Pakistani Armed Forces.

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... Rawalpindi, being so close to the capital, has an active media and newspaper climate ... Jang, Daily Asas, The Daily Sada-e-Haq, Daily Express, Daily Din, Daily Aajkal Rawalpindi, Daily Islam, and Daily Pakistan in Urdu and Dawn, Express Tribune, Daily Times, The News International and The Nation ... Television channels based in Rawalpindi include ATV Lights Asia Aapna Channel Pothohari TV (Regional language channel) City 51 Pahariwood Network (Regional language channel) K2 TV Oxygene TV ...