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Hunza (princely state)

Hunza , also known as Kanjut, was a princely state in a subsidiary alliance with British India from 1892 to August 1947, for three months was unaligned, and then from November 1947 until 1974 was a princely state of Pakistan.

Hunza covered territory now forming the northernmost part of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south, the former princely state of Nagar to the east, Xinjiang, China to the northeast and Afghanistan to the northwest. The state capital was Baltit (also known as Karimabad). The area of Hunza now forms the Aliabad tehsil of Hunza–Nagar District.


Hunza may refer to:

  • Hunza, Iran
  • Hunza Valley, an area in Pakistan
  • Hunza (princely state), a former municipality in what is now Pakistan
  • Hunza River, a waterway
  • Hunza Peak, a mountain
  • Burusho people, from the Hunza area of Pakistan
  • Tunja, Colombia