Gilgit-Baltistan is the northernmost political entity under the administrative control of Pakistan. According to Pakistan's constitution, Gilgit-Baltistan is an autonomous region separate from Pakistan itself, and its inhabitants have never had any representation in Pakistan's parliament.

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is a mountain town in the region.

is a town in the region of the same name in the , .


is a district in and quite popular with trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world.

Hunza was a princely state, bordering China to the north-east and Pamir to its north-west, which continued to survive until 1974, when it was finally dissolved by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Much of in tops 4,500m and has one of the largest concentrations of the elusive snow leopard.


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English:  Northern Areas Norwegian:  Nordområdene Norwegian Bokmål:  Nordområdene Norwegian Nynorsk:  Nordområda Balawaristan FANA Federally Administered Northern Areas

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