Gilgit River

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Gilgit River
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Course of the Gilgit River
Native nameدریائے گلگت (Urdu)
Autonomous TerritoryGilgit-Baltistan
DistrictsGupis-Yasin, Ghizer and Gilgit
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 (Urdu: دریائے گلگت) is a tributary of the Indus River, and flows through the Gupis-Yasin, Ghizer and Gilgit districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. The Gilgit River starts from Shandur Lake,[1] and joins the Indus River at near towns of Juglot and Bunji, where also the three mountain ranges of Hindu Kush, Himalaya and Karakoram ranges are believed to meet.[2][3] The upper sections of the Gilgit river are called Gupis River and Ghizer River.

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.