Rawalpindi, commonly known as Pindi, is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Rawalpindi is adjacent to Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad, and the two are jointly known as the “twin cities” on account of strong social and economic links between the cities. Rawalpindi is located on the Pothohar Plateau, known for its ancient Buddhist heritage, especially in the neighbouring town of Taxila – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was destroyed during the invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni before being taken over by Gakhars in 1493.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Rawalpindi is located on the Pothohar Plateau, known for its ancient Buddhist heritage, especially in the neighbouring town of Taxila – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was destroyed during the invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni before being taken over by Gakhars in 1493. Rawalpindi is located on the Pothohar Plateau, known for its ancient Buddhist heritage, especially in the neighbouring town of Taxila – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was destroyed during the invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni before being taken over by Gakhars in 1493.96.8% of Rawalpindi’s population is Muslim, 2.47% is Christian, 0.73% belong to other religious groups.
Brief City History
The plateau setting of Islamabad and Rawalpindi has revealed evidence of a prehistoric culture flourishing in the region, and it is known that a Buddhist town once existed on the site of Rawalpindi.
The city of Rawalpindi had a turbulent development, its strategic location attracting the attention of successive invading forces. Protected as a Sikh garrison town and astride the Grand Trunk Rd, it eventually grew in importance as a trading centre, before coming to the attention of the British, who seized the city from the Sikhs in 1849. British built Asia’s largest cantonment south of the city (cantonments were the tidy colonial enclaves built next to ‘native’ towns). Rawalpindi ‘Cantt’ is still the headquarters of the Pakistan army. It didn’t take long for the heat-sensitive British to develop their cool hill retreat at nearby Murree.
As Karachi was too far from everything, a decision was made in the 1950s to build a new capital near Rawalpindi and the summer hill stations. To avoid urban chaos and decay, architect-planner Konstantinos Doxiades’ idea was to let Islamabad grow sector by sector across a grid, each sector having its own residences, shops and parks. Construction began in 1961, during which time Rawalpindi enjoyed a brief period as Pakistan’s temporary capital. Today, Islamabad is a slowly expanding city, with the ongoing construction of broad new roads and modern commercial buildings.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
As per the 1998 census of Pakistan, the following are the demographics of the Rawalpindi district, by first language Punjabi: 90%, Urdu: 3.5%, Pashto: 4.3%.
Important Types of Commerce in Rawalpindi
The main industries of the city include oil refineries, gas processing, steel manufacturing, iron mills, railroad yards, a brewery, sawmills, tent factories, textiles, hosiery, pottery, leather goods production., transport and tourism.
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