Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pakistan (PK) Azad Kashmir (in disputed Kashmir)

Islamic Republic of Free Kashmir (اسلامی جمھوریۃ آزاد کشمیر Islaami Jamhooria Aazaad Kashmeer)

Summary

The major towns of Mirpur (85 000) and Muzaffarabad (70 000) are district capitals in this area.

Detailed Analysis

The Islamic Republic of Free Kashmir contains 8 districts which are subdivided into 20 tehsils. Its area is 13 297 km² and its population is 2 972 501.

Bagh District (باغ Baaġ) : 1 368 km², population 393 415. Three tehsils (Bagh, Deerkot, Havaily). No towns in sample.

Bhimber District: 1 516 km², population 301 633. Three tehsils (Barnala, Bhimber, Samahni). No towns in sample.

Kotli District ( کوٹلی Koțli) is: 1 862 km², population 563 094. Three tehsils (Kotli, Nakyal, Sehnsa). Kotli has an area of 1.5 km² and an estimated population of 12 000.

Mirpur District (میر پور Meerpur) : 1 010 km², population 333 482. Three tehsils (Mirpur city, Chakswari, Dudial). Mirpur has an area of 8.4 km² and an estimated population of 85 000.

Neelum District: 3 621 km², population 106 778. Two tehsils (Athmooqaam, Sharda). No towns in sample. Capital is Athmooqaam.

Muzaffarabad District : 2 496 km², population 638 973. One tehsil. Muzaffarabad has an area of 8.0 km² and an estimated population of 70 000.

Poonch District: 855 km², population 411 035. Three tehsils (Abbaspur, Hajira, Rawalakot). No towns in sample. Capital is Rawalakot.

Sudhnati District: 569 km², population 334 091. Two tehsils (Balouch, Trarkhal). No towns in sample. Capital is Pallandari.

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