Gahkuch (Urdu: گاہکوچ) is the capital city of Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The city lies on the way to Ishkoman.[1] It is surrounded by mountains. It is situated 72 kilometers northwest of Gilgit, the capital of Pakistan's autonomous Gilgit-Baltistan province. Pakistan's 1998 census recorded the population of Gahkuch as 10,142.[2]

Gahkuch
گاہکوچ
City
Gahkuch Fort.jpg
Sumal Valley.jpg
River Ghizr on Gahkuch.jpg
Gahkuch Valley (16407485588).jpg
Top left to right: Gahkuch Fort, Sumal Valley, River Ghizer and Gahkuch Valley
Gahkuch is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Gahkuch
Gahkuch
Gahkuch is located in Pakistan
Gahkuch
Gahkuch
Coordinates: 36°10′25″N 73°46′00″E / 36.17361°N 73.76667°E / 36.17361; 73.76667Coordinates: 36°10′25″N 73°46′00″E / 36.17361°N 73.76667°E / 36.17361; 73.76667
Autonomous state Gilgit-Baltistan
DivisionGilgit Division
DistrictGhizer District
Population
 • Total10,142 (1,998)
Time zoneUTC+5:00 (PST)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Government of Pakistan". Tourism.gov.pk. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  2. ^ Gilgit-Baltistan: Districts and Places