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Ghanche District

Introduction:

Ghanche District is the easternmost area of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan.To its upper east is Xinjiang (China), toward the north and northwest is Skardu District, to its west is Astore District and to its south is Ladakh of Indian controlled Jammu and Kashmir. The Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) at the easternmost piece of Ghanche District is situated over the Saltoro Ridge. Domain east of the AGPL is right now constrained by India including the whole Siachen Glacier. It has been proposed by moderates in Pakistan and India to make the Siachen Glacier district a Peace Park. Pakistan controls west of Saltoro Ridge.

The capital of Ghanche District is Khaplu.This area is the coldest spot inside Pakistan additionally called the “Third Pole” with temperatures coming to beneath – 20 °C in the winter. Khaplu Valley and Hushe Valley structure the door for the incomparable Baltoro Muztagh, the subrange of Karakoram that incorporates the powerful pinnacles of K2 (8,611 m), Broad Peak (8,047 m), Gasherbrums (8,000+ m) and Masherbrum (7,821 m) (which are all incorporated into the Skardu District).

Etymology:

The word Gangchay is Balti and signifies “ice sheet”. It is privately utilized by locals of the Khaplu Valley for Shyok stream which streams the length of Khaplu town. At the point when the Pakistani government gave it the evaluation of region, individuals of the valley chose the name of “Ghanche” readily.

Administration:

Khaplu comprises of 56 obstructs, each square containing numerous towns and these squares have been isolated into three subdivisions: Khaplu, Daghoni and Masherbrum. Four towns of Chorbat Valley were lost by Indian intrusion in 1971. They were Chalunka, Tyakshi, Thang and Turtuk.Some of them are given in the graph underneath.

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