Areas of G. B 72,496 square kilometers.Population of G.B is about 2 million Azad Kashmir >> southwest, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa >> west, Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan >>northwest, Xinjiang province of China >> northand northeast Indian-administered state of Jammuand Kashmir >> southeast.
Before the independence of Pakistan andthe partition of India in 1947,Maharaja Hari Singh extended his ruleto Gilgit and Baltistan.The Gilgit agency was leased by the Maharajato British Government.Baltistan was a western district of Ladakhprovince which was annexed by Pakistan in1948.
Immediately after the end of British rule inthe sub-continent in 1947, the people ofthis region decided to join Pakistanthrough a popular local revolt against thegovernment of Maharaja of Kashmir.In 1963, Pakistan ceded the ShaksgamValley of Baltistan region to the China.This ceded area is also known as the Trans-Karakoram Tract.
By Plane from Islamabad To Gilgit >> in 40 mints To Skardu >> in 45 mints By Road from Rawalpindi To Gilgit >> 18 Hours To Skardu >> 24 Hours
* GB have 119 Lakes,* 3 Mountain Ranges,* 101 Peaks are found 7000m above sea level* 5100 Glaciers 22000 sq Miles snow coveredArea,* 23 types of Reptiles
* 3 Wildlife sanctuaries,* 5 Ecological Zones & 281600 ha Forest* 5000MW Electricity Potential,* Biggest fresh Water source* gate way to 4 Atomic Power.....* 4 National Parks
We are the Subject of Peace,We are the Chapter of Freedom, ~~~~~~We are the Jewel of Mountain,We are the Ambassadors of Harmony.., ~~~~~~Sky is our Bed, Moon is our Lamp,Mountains are our home Snow is our blanket..., ~~~~~~Love is our nature, Respect is our culture...,Peace is our Identity, Freedom is our fate ..., ~~~~~~We listen the music of stars,Our homeland is like HEAVEN, ~~~~~~ We are Gilgit BALTISTAN