Shigar District (Urdu: ضلع شِگر‎) is an administrative sub-division of Gilgit-Baltistan, is part of Baltistan and currently constitutes one of the ten districts of the Gilgit–Baltistan territory of Pakistan. It is bounded on the south and southwest by Skardu district, on the east by Ghanche District, on the north by Xinjiang (China), on the northwest by and Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit Districts. The district was formed in 2015, prior to which it was part of the Skardu District.[1].

Shigar

شِگر
Shigar District
Map of Gilgit-Baltistan showing Shigar in red.
Map of Gilgit-Baltistan showing Shigar in red.
Coordinates: 35°26′N 75°44′E / 35.433°N 75.733°E / 35.433; 75.733
Country Pakistan
ProvinceGilgit-Baltistan
HeadquartersShigar
Area
 • Total8,500 km2 (3,300 sq mi)
Population
 • Estimate 
(1998)
109,000
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Shigar town is the capital of Shigar District. Shigar town is 30km away from Skardu city. Shigar is the home of world's second highest peak K-2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dividing governance: Three new districts notified in G-B - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2015-07-26. Retrieved 2017-10-15.