Gilgit , Pakistan

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Gilgit (Urdu, Shina: گلگت) is the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan within the namesake district. The city of Gilgit constitutes a tehsil within Gilgit District. The city's ancient name was Sargin, later to be known as Gilit, and it is still referred to as Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people. In the Burushaski language, it is named Geelt and in Wakhi and Khowar it is called Gilt. Ghallata is considered its name in ancient Sanskrit literature
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