Gilgit (Urdu, Shina گلگت) is the capita of Gilgit-Baltistan within the namesake district of Pakistan. The city of Gilgit constitutes a tehsi within Gilgit District. The city’s ancient name was Sargin, later to be known as Gilit, and it is still referred to as Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people. In the Burushaski language, it is named Geelt and in Wakhi and Khowar it is called Gilt. Ghallata is considered its name in ancient Sanskrit literature.