Aliabad, Hunza

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Aliabad
(علی آباد )
Town
Aliabad, Hunza
Aliabad is located in Pakistan
Aliabad
Aliabad
Coordinates: 36°18′43″N 74°37′4″E / 36.31194°N 74.61778°E / 36.31194; 74.61778Coordinates: 36°18′43″N 74°37′4″E / 36.31194°N 74.61778°E / 36.31194; 74.61778
Country Pakistan Pakistan
Province Gilgit–Baltistan
District Hunza–Nagar
Elevation 2,206 m (7,238 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Climate BWk

Aliabad (Burushaski/Urdu: علی آباد ‎) is the administrative and commercial center of the Hunza–Nagar District of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan (formerly in the State of Hunza, Northern Areas of Pakistan).

Climate[edit]

With virtually no rainfall during the year, Aliabad features a cold desert climate (BWk) under the Köppen climate classification. The average temperature in Aliabad is 11.0 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 125 mm. November is the driest month with 2 mm of rainfall, while May, the wettest month, has an average precipitation of 29 mm.

July is the warmest month of the year with an average temperature of 23.6 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of -3.0 °C.

Climate data for Aliabad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
4.2
(39.6)
10.1
(50.2)
16.8
(62.2)
21.9
(71.4)
27.4
(81.3)
30.2
(86.4)
29.6
(85.3)
24.6
(76.3)
18.1
(64.6)
11.2
(52.2)
4.0
(39.2)
16.62
(61.93)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.0
(26.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
5.3
(41.5)
11.4
(52.5)
15.8
(60.4)
20.8
(69.4)
23.6
(74.5)
23.2
(73.8)
18.3
(64.9)
11.8
(53.2)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.3
(31.5)
10.99
(51.78)
Average low °C (°F) −7.3
(18.9)
−5.2
(22.6)
0.5
(32.9)
6.0
(42.8)
9.7
(49.5)
14.2
(57.6)
17.0
(62.6)
16.8
(62.2)
12.0
(53.6)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.1
(31.8)
−4.6
(23.7)
5.38
(41.69)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

Location[edit]

The town is located in a relatively wide section of the Hunza Valley, in the northeastern corner of the Karakoram range, between two forks of the Hunza River. In May 2010 government officials warned that the nearby Attabad lake was close to flooding the area.[2]

Like most localities in Hunza–Nagar, Aliabad lies along the Karakoram Highway, which crosses this mountainous district.

Nearby[edit]

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