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گلگت - بلتستان
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
Established1 July 1970
Lairgest ceetyGilgit
 • TeepAutonomous territory o Pakistan
 • BodiLegislative Assembly
 • GovrenorPir Karam Ali Shah[1]
 • Chief MinisterSyed Mehdi Shah[2]
 • Total72971 km2 (28,174 sq mi)
 (2008; est.)
 • Total1,800,000
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
ISO 3166 codePK-NA
Main Leid(s)
Assembly seats33[3]
Provincial symbols of the Gilgit-Baltistan
Animal Wild yak[4][5]
Bird Shaheen falcon[4][5]
Tree Himalayan oak[4][5]
Flower Granny's bonnet
Sport Yak polo

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. 26 Januar 2011. Archived frae the original on 28 Januar 2011. Retrieved 28 Januar 2011.
  2. "Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan's Premier NEWS Agency ) - Public service policy to be pursued in Gilgit-Baltistan: PM". Archived frae the original on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 5 Juin 2010.
  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. a b c "Symbols of Gilgit-Baltistan". Retrieved 14 August 2013.[deid airtin]
  5. a b c "Gilgit-Baltistan Key Indicators" (PDF). Retrieved 14 August 2013.[deid airtin]
  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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