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Gilgit-Baltistān (Pakistan)


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    • us: Balarwaristan (Pakistan)
    • us: FANA (Pakistan)
    • us: Federally Administered Northern Areas (Pakistan)
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      • found: Pakistan, health cluster PFERP 2010 projects in Gilgit Baltistan Province, 2010.
      • found: GeoNet, Jan. 31, 2011 (Gilgit-Baltistān, Pakistan, ADMN 1, 36°N, 75°E; variants, Balarwaristan, FANA, Federally Administered Northern Areas, Northern Areas)
      • found: CIA Factbook, Jan. 31, 2011 (the Pakistani-administered portion of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region consists of two administrative entities: Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan)
      • found: Wikipedia, Apr. 3, 2012 (Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, is the northernmost political entity within Pakistan. It borders Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province to the west, Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor to the north, China to the east and northeast, Azad Kashmir to the southwest, and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. The territory became a single administrative unit in 1970 under the name Northern Areas and was formed by the amalgamation of the Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan District of the Ladakh Wazarat, and the states of Hunza and Nagar. India claims the area, along with Azad Kashmir, as part of its Jammu and Kashmir state. The Jammu and Kashmir region, under the control of India, is referred to as Indian-occupied Kashmir or IoK within Pakistan; 35.35°N 75.9°E)
      • found: U.S. State Dept. website, viewed July 25, 2012 under Pakistan, background, government ("Political subdivisions: 4 provinces (Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province or NWFP)); also the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (composed of 7 tribal agencies--Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, North Waziristan, and South Waziristan) and the Pakistani-administered portion of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region (Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas)")
      • found: Email from BGN, July 25, 2012 (Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Islāmābād Capital Territory, and the four Pakistani provinces are designated as administrative divisions of Pakistan)
      • found: GEOnet, viewed Aug. 3, 2012 (Gilgit-Baltistan [approved form]; ADMD, 36°00ʹ00ʺN 075°00ʹ00ʺE; variants: Balawaristan, FANA, Federally Administered Northern Areas, Northern Areas)
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      • 2011-01-31: new
      • 2012-08-04: revised
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