Juglot

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Juglot
Village
Juglot is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Juglot
Juglot
Coordinates: 35°41′06″N 74°37′26″E / 35.68500°N 74.62389°E / 35.68500; 74.62389Coordinates: 35°41′06″N 74°37′26″E / 35.68500°N 74.62389°E / 35.68500; 74.62389
Country  Pakistan
Region Gilgit-Baltistan
Division Gilgit Division
District Gilgit District
Elevation 1,988 m (6,522 ft)
Population 27,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Juglot or Jaglot is a town in Gilgit District, Pakistan, and is situated 45 km south east of Gilgit on the Karakoram Highway. It is located at the junction of three mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakorum, Hindukush, and Himalayas.It is also the junction where the ways of Gilgit and Skardu splits in different directions. The road to Skardu branches off about six kilometers towards Gilgit[1].

History[edit]

Historically, Juglot was strategically important as it lay along the route linking British India to China via Kashmir . Bunji, the historical garrison of the army of the Maharaja of Kashmir, is situated across the River Indus. The struggle for Kashmir's independence from the Sikh Maharaja of Kashmir also originated in Juglot.

Even today, Juglot is the most important logistic base for the Pakistan Army. It gained this importance from the 1984 war in Siachin, which became the highest battleground in the world. Much of the development of Juglot is a result of the Army's presence.

Resources[edit]

Juglot is located in a fertile valley with rich natural resources. It is one of the business hubs of the Northern Areas because all six districts have access through Juglot. The town also contains the largest oil, wheat and flour depots for the Northern Areas. It has independent power generation facilities and sufficient electric power to attract a number of flour mills and marble plants. Even artisanal gold panning in the Indus river is still carried out by a tribe known as the Soniwals (gold hunters).

Villages[edit]

Juglot contains fifteen villages which include:[citation needed]

Inhabitants[edit]

The people of Juglot are tribal in nature, and Muslim. The population of Juglot, including the suburbs, is approximately 45,000 in 3200 houses, with an education rate of 52%.[citation needed] There are four main castes live in this area Sheen, Yaskun, Kamin, Kashmiris. Among Sheen main families are Juvay, Maddiay( The Wazir Family of Sai Juglot), Bhudeye, Manay, Judanay, Judaye, Darkhaaney etc. these live in damote. The main tribes in proper juglote are Koliwal (Kalouch) Kashmiri, qalam dany and soniwal but some mixtribes are also existed in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaglote: where three empires meet - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2017-10-10.