Gilgit-Baltistan is a multilingual region where Urdu being a national and official language serves as the lingua franca for inter ethnic communications. English is co-official and also used in education, while Arabic is used for religious purposes. The table below shows a breakup of Gilgit-Baltistan first-language speakers
Tradional cuisines of Gilgit-Baltistan is a diverse and unique phenomenon itself in its nature. These cuisines have a vast variety and distinct in its taste.
Embroided gowns (Choghas/attire with Dori work), wallets, key chains, caps, carpet weaving (gabbeh and rugs), stone work (sharma), wood utensils (walnut & pinewood), woolen
The Traditional shalwar of Gilgit Baltistan is very similar to Turkish salvar. It is loose, long, baggy trouser.
Gilgiti Cap is famous around the world, a cultural representation of Gilgit-Baltistan this cap is traditional Grooms cap.
Gilgit Baltistan Scouts has excellent Polo and Ski teams. This small force has number of Ski players who had represented Pakistan in Ski Championships. Shandur Polo Festival is a national event and this Force takes part in the event regularly. Harvest Time festival is performed in the same way as the seeding festival.
Shandur Polo Festival is one of the main Gilgit Baltistan celebrations in Pakistan. It is held at Shandur Top from July seventh to ninth every year; the level situated on Shandur Pass is designated “the top of the world” and it interfaces Gilgit-Barr.
The population of Gilgit-Baltistan is entirely Muslim and is denominationally the most diverse in the country. The region is also the only Shia-majority area in an otherwise Sunni-dominant Pakistan. People in the Skardu district are mostly Shia, while Diamir and Astore districts have Sunni majorities. Ghanche has a Noorbakhshi population, and Ghizar has an Ismaili majority.