Astore is one of the six districts of the Gilgit Baltistan.
The district contains the Astore Valley and is bounded to the west by Diamer
District (from which is was separated in 2004), to the north by Gilgit
District, to the east by Skardu District and to the south by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
and Neelum District of Azad Kashmir. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan
the population was 71,666.