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گلگت - بلتستان
Admeenistrative Unit
Banner o Gilgit-Baltistan
Offeecial seal o Gilgit-Baltistan
Location o Gilgit-Baltistan (red), athoot Siachen Glacier
Location o Gilgit-Baltistan (red), athoot Siachen Glacier
Coordinates: 35°21′N 75°54′E / 35.35°N 75.9°E / 35.35; 75.9
Kintra Pakistan
Established 1 July 1970
Caipital Gilgit
Lairgest ceety Gilgit
 • Teep Autonomous territory o Pakistan
 • Bouk Legislative Assembly
 • Govrenor Pir Karam Ali Shah[1]
 • Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah[2]
 • Total 72,971 km2 (28,174 sq mi)
Population (2008; est.)
 • Tot 1,800,000
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
ISO 3166 code PK-NA
Main Leid(s)
Assembly seats 33[3]
Destricts 7
Touns 7
Provincial symbols of the Gilgit-Baltistan
Animal Wild yak[4][5] Bzo.JPG
Bird Shaheen falcon[4][5] Shaheen Falcon (Falco peregrinus peregrinator) - Flickr - Lip Kee.jpg
Tree Himalayan oak[4][5] Karsu oak rings.jpg
Flower Granny's bonnet Aquilegia alpina1JUSA.jpg
Sport Yak polo Yak polo match.jpg

Gilgit-Baltistan (Urdu: گلگت - بلتستان‬, Balti: གིལྒིཏ་བལྟིསྟན, umwhile kent as the Northren Auries (Urdu: شمالی علاقہ جات‎, Shumālī Ilāqe Jāt)),[6] is the northmaist poleetical entity athin Pakistan. It borders Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province tae the wast, Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor tae the north, Cheenae tae the east an northeast, Azad Kashmir tae the soothwast, an Indie-admeenistered Jammu an Kashmir tae the sootheast. Gilgit-Baltistan covers an aurie o 72,971 km² (28,174 mi²) an is heichlie muntainous. It haes an estimatit population approachin 1,000,000. Its admeenistrative center is the ceety o Gilgit (population 216,760).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Pir Karam Ali Shah appointed GB Governor". The News. 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. "Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan's Premier NEWS Agency ) - Public service policy to be pursued in Gilgit-Baltistan: PM". Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  3. Legislative Assembly will have directly elected 24 members, besides six women and three technocrats. "Gilgit Baltistan: New Pakistani Package or Governor Rule" 3 September 2009, The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Symbols of Gilgit-Baltistan". Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Gilgit-Baltistan Key Indicators" (PDF). Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  6. "Cabinet approves ‘Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order 2009’" 29 August 2009 Associated Press of Pakistan

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Pakistan Trekking Guide, by Isobel and Ben Shaw, 1993.
  • Wang, S. (2004). "Of Rivers and Human Rights: the Northern Areas, Pakistan's Forgotten Colony in Jammu and Kashmir". International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 11: 187. doi:10.1163/1571811041631272. 

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