Hunza River

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Hunza river view from Danyor bridge
Hunza river view from Karakorum University, Danyor Bridge

Hunza River (Urdu: دریائے ہنزہ‎) is the principal river of Hunza in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. It is formed by the confluence of the Kilik and Khunjerab nalas (gorges) which are fed by glaciers. It is joined by the Gilgit River and the Naltar River before it flows into the Indus River.

The river cuts through the Karakoram range, flowing from north to south. The Karakoram Highway crosses the Hunza River near Hunza and Nagar valleys.

The river is dammed for part of its route.[1]

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Coordinates: 35°55′N 74°22′E / 35.917°N 74.367°E / 35.917; 74.367