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Karachi, Pakistan » City Info » Geography

Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan located in southeastern part of the country. The city is an important industrial center and port on the coast of Arabian Sea. It covers an area around 3,527 km² and mostly comprises flat or rolling plains with hills on the western and northern boundaries of the urban sprawl. The two rivers namely River Malir and River Lyari flow through the city. The Karachi harbour is situated on the south-west part of the city. The city has a vast coastline running from Cape Monze in the west to Gharo in the east, but the beaches and islands of Karachi provide rare opportunities for recreation and tourism.

The geographical co-ordinates of the city are: 24°51′36″N and 67°00′36″E.

Climate:

As the city is located on the coast of Arabian Sea; it tends to have a moderate climate due to marine affects. The average rainfall of the city is around 7 inches per annum. However, the city experiences bulk precipitation during the monsoon season in July-August. Summers are scorching in the city, with May and June being the hottest months of the year, when temperatures often reach the 43°C mark. Winters are mild and January is the coldest month with temperature as low as 5°C. Winter is the best time to visit the city and July, December and January have a pleasing weather when most of the social events frequently take place in the city.

Culture:

Karachi is the most populated city of Pakistan and home for Country’s some of the important cultural institutions. The city has some important museums that include National Museum of Pakistan and the Mohatta Palace Museum. These museums offer exhibitions regularly. The National Academy of Performing Arts, located in the newly renovated Hindu Gymkhana, the National Arts Council, the All Pakistan Musical Conference and the Kara Film Festival offer some very popular cultural events in the city.