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Shigar

شگر
Shigar, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
Shigar, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
Shigar is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Shigar
Shigar
Location in the Karakoram region
Coordinates: 35°25′25″N 75°44′20″E / 35.42361°N 75.73889°E / 35.42361; 75.73889
ProvinceGilgit–Baltistan
DistrictShigar
Elevation
2,230 m (7,320 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:00 (PST)

Shigar (Urdu: شگر‎) is the headquarter of its namesake district and tehsil in the Baltistan division of Gilgit–Baltistan in northern Pakistan. It is located at the bank of Shigar River in the most remote and dramatic part of the region. It is a popular site for tourists and trekkers and contains many historical buildings of architectural significance associated with several different communities.

The town is inhabited almost exclusively by the Balti people of Tibetan descent. Almost 95% of the population belongs to the Shia sect of Islam and the remaining belong to the Sunni and the Norbakshi sects. It is the gateway to the great mountain range of Karakoram including where 5 Eight-thousanders of the world falls, including the K2.[1]

The town serves as a gateway to the Karakoram mountains including K2, via the Shigar Valley.[2]

Tourist Attractions

Doko bridge in Shigar
Doko bridge in Shigar
Clouds over Shigar Valley
Clouds over Shigar Valley
Bhasha Valley
Bhasha Valley
Bhasha Valley
Bhasha Valley
Tisar village, Shigar Valley
Tisar village, Shigar Valley
Shigar Bhasha Valley road
Shigar Bhasha Valley road
Shigar river, Zil Shigar
Shigar river, Zil Shigar
Sesko village, Bhasha Valley, Shigar
Sesko village, Bhasha Valley, Shigar
Bisil, Bhasha Valley, Shigar
Bisil, Bhasha Valley, Shigar
Bisil sunset, Bhasha Valley, Shigar
Bisil sunset, Bhasha Valley, Shigar

Popular tourist attractions in the town include:

  • Shigar Fort
  • Amburik Mosque
  • Khilingrong Mosque
  • Khanqah-e-Muallah Shigar
  • Hashoo pi Bhag
  • Marapi Ranga
  • Ree Masjid
  • Astana of Syed Mir Yahya
  • Khureed Ranga Gulabpur
  • Choutran (Garam Chasma)
  • Ticho Ranga Gulabpur
  • Khanqah Gulabpur
  • Wazirpur Khanqah
  • Bissel (Garam Chasma)
  • Hassan Abad (Bunpa)

Climate

Shigar has a cold desert climate (Köppen: BWk).[3]

Climate data for Shigar, elevation: 2,289 m (7,510 ft), 1982–2012 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
2.2
(36.0)
8.9
(48.0)
16.2
(61.2)
21.8
(71.2)
26.8
(80.2)
30.3
(86.5)
30.0
(86.0)
25.0
(77.0)
18.4
(65.1)
10.9
(51.6)
3.5
(38.3)
16.1
(61.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
3.9
(39.0)
10.6
(51.1)
15.4
(59.7)
19.9
(67.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.0
(73.4)
18.1
(64.6)
11.4
(52.5)
4.3
(39.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
10.0
(50.0)
Average low °C (°F) −9.9
(14.2)
−8.1
(17.4)
−1.0
(30.2)
5.0
(41.0)
9.1
(48.4)
13.0
(55.4)
16.5
(61.7)
16.1
(61.0)
11.3
(52.3)
4.4
(39.9)
−2.2
(28.0)
−6.6
(20.1)
4.0
(39.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.7)
17
(0.7)
29
(1.1)
22
(0.9)
23
(0.9)
6
(0.2)
7
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
9
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
12
(0.5)
159
(6.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Valley, Shigar. "Places To Visit in Shigar Valley". Skardu.pk. Skardu.pk. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Shigar climate: Average Temperature, weather by month, Shigar weather averages - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
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