Kharmang

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کھرمنگ
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Hassanabad on Pakistan Map
Coordinates:
Country Pakistan
Province Gilgit Baltistan
District Kharmang District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

The Kharmang Valley (Urdu: وادی کھرمنگ) is one of the five biggest valleys of Baltistan; recently it became a district, whose headquarters is Tolti.[1] The valley is located about 100 km from the capital city of Baltistan Skardu.

Entomology

The word Kahrmang is a Balti word which consist of two words (khar means "fort" and mang means "abundant"). The name Kharmang was given to the valley in the era of Ali Sher Khan Anchan,[2] who built many forts in this region because of its geographical importance.

People

Kharmang valley is a scattered populated area the approximate population of valley is about 20,000 households; most of the population are residing in scattered villages. The main source of income is subsistence livestock rearing for their livelohood and agriculture. Natives of Kharmang Valley speak Balti and mostly belong to Shia sect of Islam.

References

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  2. ^ balti Tehzib wo saqafat, hassan hasrat
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