Gilgit-Baltistan

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The State(Province) of Gilgit-Baltistan

Country: Pakistan

Cities in Gilgit-Baltistan: Gilgit, Skardu

 


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Gilgit-Baltistan is a self-governing territory within Pakistan it was formerly known as the Northern Areas. It is the northernmost political entity within the Pakistan. It borders Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the west, Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor to the north, China to the northeast, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to the south, and the Indian occupied Kashmir to the southeast. The territory became a single administrative unit in 1970 under the name "Northern Areas" and was formed by the amalgamation of the Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan District of the Ladakh Wazarat, and the states of Hunza and Nagar. With its administrative center at the town of Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan covers an area of 72,971 km² (28,174 mi²) and has an estimated population approaching 1,000,000. Pakistan considers the territory separate from Kashmir, whereas India and the European Union consider the territory as a part of the larger disputed territory of Kashmir that has been in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947. Wikipedia:Gilgit-Baltistan

List of districts

Astore District
Diamer District
Ghanche District
Ghizer District
Gilgit District
Hunza-Nagar District
Skardu District

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