How Karachi got its name?

Modern Karachi was reputedly founded in 1729 as the settlement of Kolachi-jo-Goth during the rule of Kalhora dynasty. The new settlement is said to have been named in honour of Mai Kolachi, whose son is said to have slain a man-eating crocodile in the village after his elder brothers had already been killed by it.

What does the word Karachi mean?

/ kəˈrɑ tʃi / PHONETIC RESPELLING. noun. a seaport in S Pakistan, near the Indus delta: former national capital; now capital of Sind province.

What kind of place is Karachi?

Karachi, city and capital of Sindh province, southern Pakistan. It is the country’s largest city and principal seaport and is a major commercial and industrial centre. Karachi is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea immediately northwest of the Indus River delta.

Why Karachi was made capital of Pakistan?

The reasons for relocating the capital from Karachi are that it would reflect the diversity of the Pakistani people, it would be separated from the business and commercial activity of Karachi, and also it would be easily accessible from all parts of the country.

What is the 2nd biggest city in the world?

Largest Cities in the World (2015)

Rank Urban Area Population Estimate (2015)
1 Tokyo-Yokohama 37,843,000
2 Jakarta 30,539,000
3 Delhi, DL-UP-HR 24,998,000
4 Manila 24,123,000

Is Karachi a dirty city?

People are “appointed” to run the city by the provincial government when the city alone has a population greater than the next 5 cities under the charge of the Sind government. Dirty, petty politics result in a dirty city. There is no programmatic way currently to implement sanitation in Karachi.

What is the real population of Karachi?

Karachi’s population has continued to grow and is estimated to have exceeded 15 million people. Currently, Karachi is a melting pot where people from all the different parts of Pakistan live. The Sindh government is undertaking a massive upgrading of the city’s infrastructure which promises to again put this heart of Sindh city of Karachi into

Which is better, Karachi or Islamabad?

There’s no doubt that Islamabad is a very well developed, well planned, well managed, and clean and green city while Karachi is a concrete jungle, with a dumping ground on every second street. Lifestyle improves a lot when you move to Islamabad, From traffic on the road to the queues outside the ATMs, there is discipline everywhere.

What is the crime rate in Karachi?

With a crime index of 55.15, Karachi currently has a “moderate” level of crime, according to Numbeo. — Photo by Ali Raza Khatri/File Karachi has been ranked at 93 in the latest global crime ranking published by, improving its standing by five places since January 2020 and 22 places since mid-2019.