Districts of Gilgit–Baltistan

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As of 2021, there are 14 districts in Gilgit Baltistan, five in the Baltistan Division, five in the Gilgit Division and four in the Diamer Division.[1]

Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan

The number rose from seven to ten in 2016 after the addition of 2 districts in Baltistan Valley and the bifurcation of the Hunza-Nagar district.[2][3]

In 2019, Darel, Tangir, Gupis–Yasin and Roundu were announced as new districts.[4]

Each district is further divided into tehsils and union councils.

Districts of Gilgit BaltistanEdit

No. District Capital Area (km²) Population (1998)
Baltistan
1 Ghanche Khaplu 6,400 88,366
2 Skardu Skardu 15,000 (perhaps including next three) 214,848 (perhaps including next three)
3 Shigar Shigar 8,500 109,000
4 Kharmang Tolti 5,500 approx. 20,000 households[5]
5 Roundu Dambudas
Gilgit
6 Ghizer Gahkuch 9,635 (perhaps including the next) 120,218 (perhaps including the next)
7 Gupis–Yasin Phander?
8 Gilgit Gilgit 3,800 243,324
9 Hunza Aliabad 10,700 150000
10 Nagar Nagarkhas 5,000
Diamer
11 Astore Eidghah 8,657 71,666
12 Diamer Chilas 10,936 (perhaps including the next two) 131,925 (perhaps including the next two)
13 Darel Darel
14 Tangir Tangir

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gilgit-Baltistan divided into three divisions, The Express Tribune, 1 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Dividing governance: Three new districts notified in G-B - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  3. ^ "Hunza, Nagar to be given district level statuses: PM Nawaz | Pakistan | Dunya News". dunyanews.tv. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  4. ^ "GB cabinet decides to upgrade Dareal, Tangir,Gupis Yasin and Roundu as districts". Radio Pakistan. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2015-12-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)