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Faisal Mosque Islamabad, Pakistan
Faisal Mosque Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad

The Faisal Mosque is a mosque located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is the sixth-largest mosque in the world and the largest within South Asia, located on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad
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PAKISTAN

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    Capital:Islamabad

    Location:Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north

    Currency:Pakistani rupees (PKR)

    Area:796,095 sq km

    Population:238,181,034 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashto (alternate name, Pashtu) 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%

    Religion:Muslim (official) 96.5% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.5% (2020 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+5

    Tel Code:+92

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