Muzaffarabad Division is an administrative division of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It comprises the portion of the former Muzaffarabad district of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir that came under Pakistani control at the end of te Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and commonly known as Azad Kashmir, is a nominally self-governing jurisdiction administered by Pakistan. The territory lies west of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, and was part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
Jammu and Kashmir was, from 1846 until 1952, a princely state of the British Empire in India and ruled by a Jamwal Rajput Dogra Dynasty. The state was created in 1846 from the territories previously under Sikh Empire after the First Anglo-Sikh War. The East India Company annexed the Kashmir Valley, Jammu, Ladakh, and Gilgit-Baltistan from the Sikhs, and then transferred it to Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu in return for an indemnity payment of 7,500,000 Nanakshahee Rupees.
Currently, the Muzaffarabad Division consists of the following districts:
The Districts of Pakistan, are the third-order administrative divisions of Pakistan, below provinces and divisions, but form the first-tier of local government. In total, there are 154 districts in Pakistan including the Capital Territory, districts of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. These districts are further divided into tehsils or talukas.
Muzaffarabad district of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan is located on the banks of the Jhelum and the Neelum rivers, and is very hilly. The district is bounded to Punjab in the west and to Kupwara and Baramulla districts of the Kashmir in the east. To the north is Neelum District; the fall on the northeast of the district and Bagh District forms the southern boundary. The total area of the district is 1,642 square kilometres. The city of Muzaffarabad serves as capital of Azad Kashmir.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
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The term Line of Control (LoC) refers to the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir—a line which does not constitute a legally recognized international boundary, but is the de facto border. Originally known as the Cease-fire Line, it was redesignated as the "Line of Control" following the Simla Agreement, which was signed on 3 July 1972. The part of the former princely state that is under Indian control is known as the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani-controlled part is divided into Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan. The northernmost point of the Line of Control is known as NJ9842. The India–Pakistan border continues from the southernmost point on the LoC.
Bagh District is one of the Ten districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. The district, which had been part of Poonch District, was created in 1988.
Rawalakot is a capital city of Poonch district in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located in the Pir Panjal Range. Its other name is Pearl Valley because the abundance of almond blossoms in the valley in summer gives the impression of scattered pearls when viewed from a mountain. It is the heart land of Sudhan tribes which had contributed about sixty thousand soldiers to the British Army during World War II.
The Kunhar River is 166 kilometres (103 mi) long river, located primarily in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northern Pakistan. It is in the Indus River watershed basin.
The Kohala Bridge across the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus River, forms part of one of the land routes from the Azad Kashmir to Pakistan.
Pattan Kalan is one of twenty-nine union councils of the Abbottabad District, in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It lies within an area that was affected by the 2005 earthquake, after which a total of 27 small camps were set up in the area.
Chitta Batta is a small village with around 5,000 inhabitants in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located at 34°22'0N 73°16'0E and lies on the highway to Muzaffarabad in Azad Kashmir and it is 10 km from downtown Mansehra.
Satbani is a village and union council of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located in Balakot tehsil and lies in an area that was affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. On 3 September 2007, survivors of the earthquake from Satbani, Ghanool, Garlat and Kawai Union Councils organised a protest in Satbani against the authorities for the delay in compensation.
Peeran is a village and union council of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located in District Mansehra. It is in an area affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.
Shohal Mazullah Khan is a village and union council of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located in the east of the district, about 7 km to Balakot and it borders Muzaffarabad District and lies in an area affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. The village is located on the Bank of River Kunhar.
Mohra Sher Shah is a village in Muzaffarabad District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
Athmuqam or Athmakam is a town about 73 kilometres from Muzaffarabad, in Azad Kashmir. It is the headquarters of Neelum District. Its population is about 20,000.
Subri Lake, also known as Langarpura Lake, is located 10 km Southeast of Muzaffarabad in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The lake is formed where the Jhelum River widens.
Hajira is a small town in Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of Tehsil Hajira also known as 'Cheara' in local accents. Hajira is a transport hub, being the center point of different districts. In front (North) of Hajira there is district 'Sudhnoti' and Trarkhal. On the left side (East) of Hajira there is district Kotli and Tata-Pani. On the back side (South) of Hajira there is district 'Haveli' and Abbas-Pur. District Bagh is in the right side (West) of Hajira. Khai Gala and Rawalakot are the other nearest cities of Hajira and located in the right side (West) of Hajira. While summers can be very hot the winters are mild in Hajira, with snowfall very rare due to the low altitude.
Hattian Bala is one of the ten districts of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Its district headquarters is in the town of Hattian Bala.
Quaid-e-Azam tourist lodge, Barsala, is a historic tourist lodge located in Kohala, Muzaffarabad District, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The tourist point is also known as Quaid-e-Azam Memorial Rest House, named after the first Pakistani governor-general, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, as it hosted him in 1944. The tourist spot is also known as Dak Bungalow.