An autonomous principality founded in the 14th century,
came under control of the British from 1889, though it was still considered a
vassal of the Maharaja of Kashmir. Acceded to Pakistan in 1947, but remained a
self-governing state until the 25th September 1974.
The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south and
west, and the former princely state of Hunza to the north and east. The state
capital was the town of Nagar. The area of Nagar now forms two tehsils of Gilgit
District. Nagar along with Gilgit and Baltistan is claimed by India as part of
the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Area: 5,000 kmē. Languages: Burushaski and Shina.
The geography of Nagar was very mountainous difficult terrain which provided a
certain degree of protection against invading forces. The highest mountain was
the 7,788 m (25,551 ft) Mount Rakaposhi which lay to the south of the town of
Nagar. Today, the famous Karakoram Highway crosses Nagar, connecting Pakistan to
China via the Khunjerab Pass. The road follows the Hunza river for some distance
through Nagar and into the Hunza region.
13.. Nagar State founded.
25 Sep 1974 incorporated into Pakistan.