Political map of the Kashmir region, showing the Pir Panjal range and the Kashmir Valley or Vale of Kashmir
Topographic map of Jammu and Kashmir, with visible altitude for the Kashmir valley and Jammu region.
Pahalgam Valley, Kashmir
A high-altitude alpine lake in the Himalayan range in Jammu and Kashmir
Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, the ninth-highest mountain on Earth, is the western anchor of the Himalayas
Jammu and Kashmir union territory (J and K) is bordered in carmine colour. Ladakh union territory (L) is bordered in blue colour.
Landscape of Azad Kashmir
Map of India in 1823, showing the territories of the Sikh empire (northermost, in green) including the region of Kashmir
Srinagar railway station
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.
NH1 near Sonamarg
Paddy field in Leepa valley
The prevailing religions by district in the 1901 Census of the Indian Empire
University of Kashmir during autumn
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
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on postal stamps of India
Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Kashmir
Topographic map of Kashmir
Apples of Kashmir are famous for their taste
Bagh City
K2, a peak in the Karakoram range, is the second highest mountain in the world
Boteh from an Antique Kashmiri Dochalla Shawl
Districts of Azad Kashmir
The Indus River system
Inauguration of the first Khelo India Winter Games
Kotla, Bagh District
Large Kashmir Durbar Carpet (detail), 2021 photo. "Durbar", in this context, means Royal or Chiefly.
Vaishno Devi Temple in winter
Neelum Valley is a tourist destination in Azad Kashmir.
A Muslim shawl-making family shown in Cashmere shawl manufactory, 1867, chromolithograph, William Simpson
Shalimar Gardens
Munda Gali, Leepa Valley
A group of Pandits, or Brahmin priests, in Kashmir, photographed by an unknown photographer in the 1890s
Dal Lake
Mirpur University of Science and Technology
Brokpa women from Kargil, northern Ladakh, in local costumes
Amarnath Cave

Jammu and Kashmir is a region administered by India as a union territory and consisting of the southern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China since 1962.

- Jammu and Kashmir (union territory)

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.

- Azad Kashmir

The Line of Control separates Jammu and Kashmir from the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in the west and north.

- Jammu and Kashmir (union territory)

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.

- Kashmir

On its eastern side, Azad Kashmir is separated from the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (part of Indian-administered Kashmir) by the Line of Control (LoC), which serves as the de facto border between the Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of Kashmir.

- Azad Kashmir

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Gilgit-Baltistan

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Photograph of Kargah Buddha in Gilgit; "The ancient Stupa – rock carvings of Buddha, everywhere in the region, point to the firm hold of Buddhism for such a long time."
Map of Tibetan Empire citing the areas of Gilgit-Baltistan as part of its kingdom in 780–790 CE
The princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, (National Geographic, 1946). Shown are the Gilgit Agency, consisting of subsidiary states of Jammu and Kashmir, and the Gilgit wazarat, including the Gilgit Leased Area (shown in white). Baltistan was part of the large area of the Ladakh-Baltistan wazarat in the east.
The last Maqpon Raja Ahmed Shah (died in prison in Lhasa c. 1845)
Flag of the Gilgit-Baltistan region
Gilgit Baltisan assembly located in Jutial Gilgit
Gilgit-Baltistan is administered as three divisions
Fourteen districts in 2019
Mountains covered in snow, as seen from the Raja Bazar Road Gilgit
Montage of Gilgit-Baltistan
View of Laila Peak, which is located near Hushe Valley (a town in Khaplu)
The Trango Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world, and every year a number of expeditions from all corners of the globe visit Karakoram to climb the challenging granite.
Cold Desert, Skardu is the world's highest desert
Rush Lake, Nagar, Pakistan
Sheosar Lake is in the western part of Deosai National Park
The Karakoram Highway
National Highway N-15 has abrupt direction changes which is a challenge for drivers who use this route to reach Gilgit
ATR 42–500 on Gilgit Airport. Picture taken on 10 July 2016
A pie chart showing the Sectarian divide of Gilgit-Baltistan
Dance of Swati Guests with traditional music at Baltit Fort in 2014
Wakhi musicians in Gulmit.
One of the poplular dish of this region is Chapchor. It is widely made in Nagar Valley and Hunza Valley
Polo in progress with the shandur lake in background, Shandur, Gupis-Yasin District.
Satpara Lake, Skardu, in 2002
Upper Kachura Lake
Shangrila Lake, Skardu
Manthokha Waterfall

Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, is a region administered by Pakistan as an autonomous territory, and constituting the northern portion of the larger Kashmir region which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China from somewhat later.The application of the term "administered" to the various regions of Kashmir and a mention of the Kashmir dispute is supported by the tertiary sources (a) through (d), reflecting due weight in the coverage.

It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, the Xinjiang region of China, to the east and northeast, and the Indian-administered union territories Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to the southeast.

Jhelum River

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River in the northern Indian subcontinent.

River in the northern Indian subcontinent.

Verinag Spring is a major source of Jhelum River
A passenger traversing the river precariously seated in a small suspended cradle Circa 1900
Jhelum river, Baramullah, Kashmir, 1880s
Jhelum River c. 1900; photo taken by Eugene Whitehead Esq.
Jhelum River at Uri in Kashmir, 1903
Rope Bridge at Karli, 1908
Bridge over the river, Srinagar, 1969
Jhelum river near Muzaffarabad (2014)
File:River Jehlum, Muzaffarabad
Near Muzaffarabad, 2014
The Jhelum at Verinag, 2014
Jhelum River at Jhelum City, 2005

It originates at Verinag and flows through the Indian administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir, to the Pakistani-administered territory of Azad Kashmir, and then into the Pakistani province of Punjab.

Hindu goddess Parvati was requested by the sage Kasyapa to come to Kashmir for purification of the land from evil practices and impurities of Pisachas living there.

Kashmiri language

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Kashmiri or Koshur (, कॉशुर,, /kəːʃur/) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by around 7 million Kashmiris of the Kashmir region, primarily in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmiri is spoken by roughly five percent of Azad Kashmir's population.

Jammu division

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Lama dance at Jummoo,
Maharaja Gulab Singh, the founder of princely state of Jammu and Kashmir
Kashmir region divided across Pakistan, India and China (map by CIA)
Tawi River
The Vaishno Devi shrine attracts millions of Hindu devotees every year
Bahu Fort
Raghunath Temple
The Shivkhori cave
Machail Mata
Lohri bonfire

The Jammu division is a revenue and administrative division within Jammu and Kashmir, a union territory of India.

However, major portions of the western districts of Muzaffarabad, Poonch, and Mirpur remained under the control of Pakistan.

In the west, the Line of Control separates Jammu from Pakistani-administered Kashmir (known as Azad Kashmir in Pakistan).