Gilgit-Baltistan (Urdu/Shina/Burushaski: گلگت بلتستان), formerly known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan,is the northernmost administrative territory of Pakistan.

Gilgit is located in the north eastern part of Pakistan in the northerly regions that have an autonomous status in Pakistan. Nowadays this region is known as Gilgit-Baltistan, the capital of this region is Gilgit. Gilgit is an old city which has been an important trading post for centuries because of its situation on the silk route.

Gilgit is situated in the vicinity of the border with China Chinese culture has left its mark in the city. Majority of the inhabitants are Muslims belonging to two different communities of interpretations i.e. Sunnis, Shias and Ismailies. A small number of Christians also reside in Gilgit.

Gilgit is perhaps the most beautiful area of Pakistan because of its geography and scenic beauty. It has a mix of a lot of culture which makes it even more important. Gilgit is also strategically the most important region in the Karakoram’s. So the people of Pakistan should realize this importance too and take care of it as it’s a valuable asset for Pakistan