Gilgit is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan area, an authoritative domain of Pakistan. The city is situated in a little valley close to the conjunction of the Gilgit Riverand Hunza River. Gilgit is a noteworthy vacationer goal in northern Pakistan, and fills in as a center point for mountaineering undertakings in the Karakoram Range. It was a critical stop on the ancientSilk Road, and today fills in as a noteworthy intersection along the Karakoram Highway with street associations with China, Skardu, Chitral, and Islamabad.
Around 99% of the number of inhabitants in Gilgit is Muslim, with 71% being Twelver Shia Muslims, 17% being Ismaili Shia Muslims and 12% being Sunni Muslims.
Gilgit is arranged in a valley framed by the juncture of the Indus River, Hunza River and Gilgit River.
Gilgit encounters a cool desert atmosphere . Climate conditions for Gilgit are overwhelmed by its land area, a valley in a bumpy territory, southwest ofKarakoram extend. The predominant period of Gilgit is winter, possessing the valley eight to nine months every year.
The city of Gilgit constitutes a tehsil inside Gilgit District.
Move of Swati Guests with customary music at Baltit Fort 2014
There are a few vacation destinations moderately near Gilgit: Naltar Valley with Naltar Peak, Hunza Valley,Nagar Valley, Fairy Meadow in Raikot, Shigar town, Skardu Valley, Haramosh Valley in Karakoram Range, Bagrot Valley, Deosai National Park in Skardu, Astore Valley, Phunder town, Yasin Valley, Kargah Valley and Nomal Valley.
Gilgit is served by the close-by Gilgit Airport, with non-stop flights to Islamabad.
Gilgit is found around 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) from the Karakoram Highway (KKH). The roadway is being updated as a major aspect of the China– Pakistan Economic Corridor. The KKH associates Gilgit to Chilas, Dasu, Besham, Mansehra, Abbottabad and Islamabad in the south. Gilgit is associated with Karimabad (Hunza) and Sust in the north, with promote associations with the Chinese urban areas of Tashkurgan, Upal and Kashgar in Xinjiang. Gilgit is additionally connected to Chitral in the west, and Skardu toward the east. The street to Skardu will be moved up to a 4-path street at a cost of $475 million
Transport organizations, for example, the Silk Route Transport Pvt, Masherbrum Transport Pvt and Northern Areas Transport Corporation (NATCO), offer traveler street transport between Islamabad, Gilgit, Sust, and Kashgar and Tashkurgan in China.
The Astore-Burzul Road, connecting Gilgit to Srinagar was shut in 1978
Gilgit isn’t served by any rail associations. Long haul gets ready for the China– Pakistan Economic Corridor call for development of the 682 kilometer long Khunjerab Railway, which is relied upon to be finished in 2030, that would likewise serve Gilgit.
- Karakoram International University Gilgit
- Public Schools and Colleges Jutial Gilgit
- Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Gilgit
- Army Public School and College Jutial Gilgit
- Al Mustafa Public School and College Majini Muhallah Gilgit
- Al Karim Model School Nomal Gilgit
Gilgit city has following healthcare facilities
DHQ Hospital Gilgit
Aga Khan Medical Centre, Gilgit
- Kashgar, China (since May 2009)