Islamabad is located at 33.43°N 73.04°E at the northern edge of the Pothohar
Plateau and at the foot of the Margalla Hills in Islamabad Capital Territory.
Its elevation is 540 metres (1,770 ft). The modern capital and the ancient
Gakhar city of Rawalpindi stand side by side and are commonly referred to as
the Twin Cities, where no exact boundary exists between the two cities. To the
northeast of the city lies the hill station of Murree, and to the north lies
the Haripur District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Kahuta lies on the southeast,