About Gilgit

Gilgit is the capital city of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. It is the fifth but non-constitutional administrative province of Pakistan. The GB, formerly known as Northern Areas, consist of seven districts, namely Gilgit, Skardu, Diamer, Ghizer, Astore, Ghanche and Hunza-Nagar. The Major and most dominating tribe of Gilgit-Baltistan is 'Shin' while Shina is the language spoken by majority of the population from Ghizer of GB to Kohistan of KPK province. Gilgit City forms a tehsil of Gilgit, within Gilgit District. Its ancient name was Sargin, later to be known as Gilit, and it is still called