Bhimber District

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Bhimber
ضلع بھمبر
District
Map of Azad Kashmir with Bhimber highlighted
Map of Azad Kashmir with Bhimber highlighted
Country Pakistan
Established 1996
Area
 • Total 1,516 km2 (585 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 343,000
 • Density 232/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3
Website http://www.bhimber.com

Bhimber (Urdu:ضلع بھمبر) is the southernmost of the eight districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir it borders Indian-administered Kashmir to the east. The district is located between Latitude: 32-48 to 33-34 and Longitude: 73.55 to 74-45, and has an area of 1516 km². The chief town is Bhimber.

History[edit]

The area is very rich of archaeological remains due to its strategic location. It lies on the route that was followed by the Mughal Emperors for their frequent visits to the Kashmir Valley.Due to such important location it was called Gateway to Kashmir(Bab-e-Kashmir).

Until 1995 Bhimber was a sub-division (tehsil) of Mirpur District. In 1996 the Tehsil of Bhimber was removed from Mirpur and made into a separate district.

Location[edit]

The district is bounded by Mirpur district to the northwest (and is 50 km from Mirpur city), and Punjab province in the west and south. It also shares borders with Indian administered Kashmir to the east. sokasan bhimber azad kashmir

Administration[edit]

Map of Bhimber district

The total area of the district is 1516 square kilometres and is divided into three Tehsils.

Demography[edit]

According to the 1998 census, the total population of the district stands at 297,000, while its population according to 1999 projections is approximately 303,000. Latest[when?] figures show the population as 350,000, with an annual growth rate of 2.6% and household size of 6.7.

Climate[edit]

The southern zone Mirpur Division has a similar climate to the neighbouring areas of Punjab, hot summer temperature is often over 45 C from May to September and cold winter, rainfall is concentrated in the monsoon from late June to the end of August. There is often a prolonged dry period form October to early January followed by Winter rains from mid-January to March.

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Coordinates: 32°58′31″N 74°03′40″E / 32.9752°N 74.0612°E / 32.9752; 74.0612