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Gilgit-Baltistan formerly known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan[6] is the northernmost administrative territory of Pakistan. It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, Xinjiang, China, to the east and northeast and Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. The region, together with Azad Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir, is disputed between India and Pakistan



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:10:05 PM


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Just like the valley is known for its scenic beauty, the people of Gojal, Hunza are warm hearted and known for their hospitality. Working hard is an everyday thing for both male and female.



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:10:56 PM

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Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan is the northernmost administrative territory of Pakistan.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:14:26 PM

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Gilgit-Baltistan is an autonomous self-governing region that was established as a single administrative unit in 1970, formed by the amalgamation of the Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan region and the former princely states of Hunza and Nagar.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:16:18 PM

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Gilgit-Baltistan was ruled by many local rulers amongst them Maopons of skardu and Rajas of Hunza were famous.



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:18:32 PM

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Gilgit-Baltistan is home to a number of diversified cultures, ethnic groups, languages and various backgrounds.



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:20:13 PM

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It is home to people belonging to all regions of Gilgit-Baltistan as well as from other cities of Pakistan and aboard.



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:21:34 PM

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These festivals are opportunities for local people and tourists to get together and share their skills.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:22:34 PM

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Old Man Dance: In this dance more than one person wears old-style dresses.



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:23:35 PM

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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:24:37 PM

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The Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:25:50 PM

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The Upper Hunza area, known as Gojal - from Shiskat to Khunjerab is mainly populated by Wakhi speakers and burusho speakers.



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:29:34 PM

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The Lower Hunza area - from Khizerabad to Nasirabad is mainly inhabited by the Shinaki people who are Shina speakers.



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:30:46 PM

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The Central Hunza area - from Murtazaabad to Attabad is mainly inhabited by Burushaski speakers, however, there is a centuries-old locally inhabiting community as well that is known as the 'Domaki' which lives in a village lying in the immediate vicinity of 'Baltit' called 'Mominabad'.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:31:48 PM

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The local languages spoken include Burushaski, Wakhi and Shina. The literacy rate of the Hunza valley is believed to be more than 95%



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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:32:48 PM

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Gilgit Baltistan is, perhaps, the most spectacular region of Pakistan in terms of its geography and scenic beauty.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:40:13 PM

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Here world’s three mightiest mountain ranges: the Karakoram, the Handukuch and the Himalayas – meet.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:41:30 PM

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The whole of Gilgit Baltistan is like a paradise for mountaineers, trekkers and anglers.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:42:39 PM

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The region has a rich cultural heritage and variety of rare fauna and flora. Historically, the area ha remained a flash point of political and military rivalries amongst the Russian, British and Chinese empires.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:43:40 PM

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Immediately after the end of British rule in the sub-continent in 1947, the people of this region decided to join Pakistan through a popular local revolt against the government of Maharaja of Kashmir.


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Posted on September, 24 2015 08:44:41 PM

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Pakistani flag flies high on roof of the world, Pakistan China Border Khunjrab Pass. A high mountain pass on the northern border of Pakistan with China, at an elevation of 15,528 feet above the sea level. The Pass is the highest border-crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway.




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Posted on September, 24 2015 09:09:20 PM