Political map of the Kashmir region, showing the Pir Panjal range and the Kashmir Valley or Vale of Kashmir
Map depicting regional tectonic plates
Pahalgam Valley, Kashmir
USGS Shakemap for the event
Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, the ninth-highest mountain on Earth, is the western anchor of the Himalayas
Pakistani soldiers carry tents away from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter
Landscape of Azad Kashmir
Map of India in 1823, showing the territories of the Sikh empire (northermost, in green) including the region of Kashmir
Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification
1909 Map of the Princely State of Kashmir and Jammu. The names of regions, important cities, rivers, and mountains are underlined in red.
Paddy field in Leepa valley
The prevailing religions by district in the 1901 Census of the Indian Empire
A 1946 map of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir; present-day Azad Kashmir constitutes areas of the three western-most districts
A white border painted on a suspended bridge delineates Azad Kashmir from Jammu and Kashmir
Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Kashmir
Topographic map of Kashmir
Bagh City
K2, a peak in the Karakoram range, is the second highest mountain in the world
Districts of Azad Kashmir
The Indus River system
Kotla, Bagh District
Large Kashmir Durbar Carpet (detail), 2021 photo. "Durbar", in this context, means Royal or Chiefly.
Neelum Valley is a tourist destination in Azad Kashmir.
A Muslim shawl-making family shown in Cashmere shawl manufactory, 1867, chromolithograph, William Simpson
Munda Gali, Leepa Valley
A group of Pandits, or Brahmin priests, in Kashmir, photographed by an unknown photographer in the 1890s
Mirpur University of Science and Technology
Brokpa women from Kargil, northern Ladakh, in local costumes

Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and colloquially referred to as simply Azad Kashmir, is a region administered by Pakistan as a nominally self-governing entity and constituting the western portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.

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The 2005 Kashmir earthquake occurred at 08:50:39 Pakistan Standard Time on 8 October in Pakistani-administered Azad Kashmir.

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Today, the term encompasses a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and the Chinese-administered territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.

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A major earthquake in 2005 killed at least 100,000 people and left another three million people displaced, causing widespread devastation to the region's infrastructure and economy.

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Most of the devastation hit north Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir.

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The economy was badly damaged by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake which, as of 8 October 2005, resulted in over 70,000 deaths in the Pakistani-administered territory of Azad Kashmir and around 1,500 deaths in the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Muzaffarabad District, highlighted red, shown within Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Muzaffarabad is the capital and largest city of Azad Kashmir, and the 60th largest in Pakistan.

Muzaffarabad was founded in 1646 by Sultan Muzaffar Khan, chief of the Bomba tribe who ruled Kashmir.

The city was near the epicenter of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.6 Mw.