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Islamabad is located in the Pothohar Plateau in the northeastern part of the country, between Rawalpindi District and the Margalla Hills National Park to the north. The region has historically been a part of the crossroads of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the Margalla Pass acting as the gateway between the two regions. 
Islamabad is a beta- world city ;  it is categorised as very high on the Human Development Index , the highest in the country. The city has the highest cost of living in Pakistan, and its population is dominated by middle and upper middle class citizens.   The city is home to sixteen universities, including the Quaid-e-Azam University , COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and NUST.  The city is one of the safest in Pakistan, and has an expansive surveillance system with 1,900 CCTV cameras.  
The name of the city, Islamabad is derived from two words, Islam and abad , meaning "City of Islam". Islam is an Arabic word which refers to the religion of Islam and -abad is a Persian place name that means inhabited place or city.