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The Gilgit River (Urdu: دریائے گلگت‎) is a tributary of the Indus River, and flows past the town of Gilgit. It is located in the Gilgit–Baltistan, the northmost political entity of Pakistan. The Gilgit River starts from Shandur Lake,[1] joins the Indus River at junction point of three mountains ranges near town of Juglot.[2][3] It is also referred to as the Ghizer River.

Gilgit River
Gilgit River, Gilgit.jpg
Native nameدریائے گلگت  (Urdu)
Autonomous TerritoryGilgit-Baltistan
DistrictsGilgit District, Ghizer District
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ coordinates
35°44′31″N 74°37′29″E / 35.74194°N 74.62472°E / 35.74194; 74.62472Coordinates: 35°44′31″N 74°37′29″E / 35.74194°N 74.62472°E / 35.74194; 74.62472
Length240 km
Basin features
WaterbodiesShandur Lake, Phander Lake, Attabad Lake
The Gilgit River is a tributary of the Indus River

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  1. ^ isbn:1483603792 - Cerca con Google (in Italian).
  2. ^ Handy, Norman (2017). K2, The Savage Mountain: Travels in Northern Pakistan. novum pro Verlag. ISBN 9783990487174.
  3. ^ Dani, Ahmad Hasan; Masson, Vadim Mikhaĭlovich (2003). History of Civilizations of Central Asia: Development in contrast : from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. UNESCO. ISBN 9789231038761.