Nagar District

The Nagar District (Urdu: ضلع نگر) is one of the 14 districts of Pakistan-administered territory of Gilgit-Baltistan.[1] The Nagar District was established in 2015 by the division of the Hunza–Nagar District into two districts: the Hunza District and the Nagar District. The Nagar District is bounded on the north and north-east by the Hunza District, on the south-east by the Shigar District, on the south by the Gilgit District, and on the west by the Gupis-Yasin District. The district headquarters in the town of Nagarkhas.

Nagar District
ضلع نگر
A view of Rakaposhi from the Nagar Valley
A view of Rakaposhi from the Nagar Valley
Map of Gilgit-Baltistan with the Nagar District highlighted in red
Map of Gilgit-Baltistan with the Nagar District highlighted in red
Country Pakistan
Territory Gilgit-Baltistan
DivisionGilgit Division
HeadquartersNagarkhas
Government
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerZaid Ahmed
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • District Treasury OfficerSyed Wahid Ali Shah
 • DD AgricultureDr. Ghulam Abbas
Area
 • Total5,000 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
Population
 (1998)[citation needed]
 • Total51,387
Number of tehsils2

AdministrationEdit

The District Nagar administratively comprises two Tehsils, Tehsil Nagar-I and Tehsil Nagar-II.[2] All the villages of upper Nagar including Shayar, Askurdas, Sumayar, Nagarkhas, Hoper Valley, and Hispar come under the Tehsil Nagar-I. While all the villages of lower Nagar including Bar, Chalt, Buladas, Chaprote, Skandarabad, Jafarabad, Nilt, Thol, Ghulmet, Pisan, Minapin, Meacher, Dadhimal, Phekar, and Hakuchar are the par of Tehsil Nagar-II.

Political representationEdit

At the provincial level, the district is represented by two elected members to Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly according to the following constituencies:

  • GBLA-4 (Nagar-II)
  • GBLA-5 (Nagar-I)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dividing governance: Three new districts notified in G-B". Express Tribune. Express Tribune. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ "GEOGRAPHY & DEMOGRAPHY OF GILGIT BALTISTAN".