A report on Azad KashmirKashmir and Jammu division

Political map of the Kashmir region, showing the Pir Panjal range and the Kashmir Valley or Vale of Kashmir
Pahalgam Valley, Kashmir
Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, the ninth-highest mountain on Earth, is the western anchor of the Himalayas
Lama dance at Jummoo,
Landscape of Azad Kashmir
Map of India in 1823, showing the territories of the Sikh empire (northermost, in green) including the region of Kashmir
Maharaja Gulab Singh, the founder of princely state of Jammu and 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.
Kashmir region divided across Pakistan, India and China (map by CIA)
Paddy field in Leepa valley
The prevailing religions by district in the 1901 Census of the Indian Empire
Tawi River
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 Vaishno Devi shrine attracts millions of Hindu devotees every year
Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Kashmir
Topographic map of Kashmir
Bahu Fort
Bagh City
K2, a peak in the Karakoram range, is the second highest mountain in the world
Raghunath Temple
Districts of Azad Kashmir
The Indus River system
The Shivkhori cave
Kotla, Bagh District
Large Kashmir Durbar Carpet (detail), 2021 photo. "Durbar", in this context, means Royal or Chiefly.
Machail Mata
Neelum Valley is a tourist destination in Azad Kashmir.
A Muslim shawl-making family shown in Cashmere shawl manufactory, 1867, chromolithograph, William Simpson
Lohri bonfire
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.

- Azad Kashmir

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

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

- Jammu division

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

- Jammu division

It includes almost the whole of the Jammu province.

- Kashmir

The people of this region culturally differ from the Kashmiris living in the Kashmir Valley of Jammu and Kashmir and are closer to the culture of Jammu.

- Azad Kashmir

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Topographic map of Jammu and Kashmir, with visible altitude for the Kashmir valley and Jammu region.
A high-altitude alpine lake in the Himalayan range in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir union territory (J and K) is bordered in carmine colour. Ladakh union territory (L) is bordered in blue colour.
Srinagar railway station
NH1 near Sonamarg
University of Kashmir during autumn
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on postal stamps of India
Apples of Kashmir are famous for their taste
Boteh from an Antique Kashmiri Dochalla Shawl
Inauguration of the first Khelo India Winter Games
Vaishno Devi Temple in winter
Shalimar Gardens
Dal Lake
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.

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 is named after the two regions it encompasses – the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley.