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Topography Near Karachi, Pakistan

24.8N 67.0E

February 23rd, 2012 Category: Rivers

Pakistan - February 9th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the lower part of the Indus River valley, in Pakistan. Visible by the bottom left corner is Karachi, the largest city, main seaport and the main financial centre of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the province of Sindh. The city has an estimated population of 13 to 15 million, while the total metropolitan area has a population of over 18 million. Karachi is the most populous city in the country, one of the world’s largest cities in terms of population and also the 10th largest urban agglomeration in the world.

The city is located in the south of the country, along the coastline meeting the Arabian Sea. It is spread over 3,527 km2 (1,362 sq mi) in area. Most of the land consisted largely of flat or rolling plains, with hills to the west and mangroves and creeks of the Indus delta toward the southeast side of the city. The Khasa Hills lie in the northwest and form the border between North Nazimabad Town and Orangi Town. The Manghopir mountain range lies northwest of Karachi, between Hub River and Manghopir.

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