Northern Areas (شمالی علاقہ جات Shimaali Ilaaqa Jaat)
There are no major towns in this area.
The Northern Areas contain 7 districts which are subdivided into 18 tehsils. Its area is 72 971 km² and its population is 970 347.
Astore District: 8 657 km², population 71 666: one tehsil. Capital is Gorikot. No towns in sample.
Diamir District: 10 936 km², population 131 925: two tehsils (Chilas, Darel). Capital is Chilas. No towns in sample.
Ghanche District: 9 400 km², population 88 366: two tehsils (Khaplu, Mashabrum). Capital is Khaplu. No towns in sample.
Gilgit District ( گلگت Gilgit) : 21 300 km², population 243 324 (before being split): five tehsils (before split) (Aliabad, Gilgit, Gojal, Nagar-I, Nagar-II). Gilgit has an area of 2.4 km² and an estimated population of 12 000.
Ghizer District: 9 635 km², population 120 218: four tehsils (Gupis, Ishkomen, Puniyal, Yasin). Capital is Gahkuch in Puniyal tehsil. No towns in sample.
Hunza-Nagar District: split off from Gilgit District.
Skardu District (سکردو Skardu) : 18 000 km², population 214 848: four tehsils (Gultari, Kharmang, Rondu, Shigar). Capital is Skardu (Shigar tehsil). No towns in sample.