Question: What was Islamabad called before?

Modern Islamabad also incorporates the old settlement of Saidpur. The British took control of the region from the Sikhs in 1849 and built Asias largest cantonment in the region in Rawalpindi.

What is the old name of Islamabad?

Potohar Region The old name of the Pakistani capital Islamabad was Potohar Region which was renamed Islamabad in | Old names, Old things, Region.

What was there before Islamabad?

The capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad is located in the northwest of the country on Potohar Plateau. The city was built in 1960 to replace Karachi as the Pakistani capital, which it has been since 1963.

How did Islamabad get its name?

The name Islamabad (“City of Islam,” or “City of Peace”) was chosen to reflect the countrys ideology. The planned capital area of 350 square miles (906 square km) is an expanse of natural terraces and meadows surrounding the city.

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