Atlas of Jammu and Kashmir

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Kashmir

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कॅशीर / کٔشِیر
कश्मीर کشمیر 克什米尔

कश्मीरी - (كشميري) कॅशीर, کٔشِیر - प्रानि ज़मान॒ ओस अथ नाव सतीसर.
हिन्दी कशीर (कश्‍मीर) प्रानि ज़मान॒ ओस अथ नाव सतीसर.
中文 克什米尔
English Kashmir - State of Jammu and Kashmir (Indian ruled) - Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan Administered Kashmir) - Northern Areas (Pakistan ruled) - Aksai Chin (part of China)

Kashmir is a Himalayan region the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent, North of Pakistan. Historically the term Kashmir was used to refer to the valley lying between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal range. Today Kashmir refers to a much larger area that includes the regions of Kashmir valley and Jammu that is divided between Pakistan and the Republic of India and Ladakh to the east forms a part of this dispute. The region is divided among three countries in a bitter territorial dispute: ► Pakistan administers the (Northern Areas and the self-ruled Azad Jammu and Kashmir) in the northwest portion, ► India occupies the central, southern and eastern portions and Ladakh, and the ► People's Republic of China rules the northeastern portion (Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract). India controls the majority of the Siachen Glacier (higher peaks) since 1984, whereas Pakistan controls the lower peaks. It borders in China ► Xinjiang and ► Tibet.


Short name  Kashmir
Official  name State of Jammu and Kashmir (Indian ruled) - Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan Administered Kashmir) - Northern Areas (Pakistan ruled) - Aksai Chin (part of China)
Status Disputed region between ► Pakistan, ► India and ► China since 1947
Location South-central Asia
Capital Jammu (Indian controlled), Muzaffarabad (Pakistan)
Population circa 15 million inhabitants
Area 222,236 km²
Major  languages Kashmiri, Persianized Urdu and Hindi (state scantioned)
Major  religions Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism
More information Kashmir, Geography of Kashmir, History of Kashmir and Politics of Kashmir
More  images Kashmir - Kashmir (Category).

General maps

Kashmir map.svg Map of divided Kashmir
Kashmir map.jpg Divided Kashmir
Kashmir map NL.png Kashmir
Kashmir.png Map of Kashmir
Map Kashmir Standoff 2003.png Kashmir standoff
Kashmir region 2004.jpg map (2004)
Kashmir-india.png Indian Kashmir
China India western border 88.jpg Aksai Chin

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Kashmir, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Kashmir.

See Atlas of India and Atlas of Pakistan
Partition of India.PNG Britain's holdings on the Indian subcontinent were granted independence in 1947 and 1948, becoming five new independent states: India, Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and Pakistan (including East Pakistan, modern-day Bangladesh)
Historical Pakistan.gif Historical Pakistan until 1971

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