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HASSANABAD

Skardu Valley

Hassanabad is a village in Sub-Division Chorbat, Ghanche District of Gilgit-Baltistan lying 141 kilometers (88 mi) east of Skardu.

Hassanabad is a village in Sub-Division Chorbat, Ghanche District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, lying 141 kilometers (88 mi) east of Skardu, near the border of India.The ancient name of Hassanabad was Kusting, which means a large storage of water. It is said that in ancient times the lama (Bhudhist spiritual leader), who ruled the area name was Lama Kastiyang. and the name kusting was derived from the lama's name. The language spoken is Balti. The entire population is Muslim of the Sofia Noorbakhshia In the past it was the trade route to Ladakh and Kargil.

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