Muzaffarabad District

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Muzaffarabad
Districts of Azad Kashmir
Map of Azad Kashmir with Muzaffarabad highlighted
Map of Azad Kashmir with Muzaffarabad highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Headquarters Muzaffarabad
Government
 • District Nazim Harris Bin Munir
 • District Naib Nazim N. Usama Latif
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3

Muzaffarabad district (Urdu: ضِلع مُظفّر آباد‎), (Pahari: مُظفٌر آباد ضلع) 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 that comes under the Kashmir section. 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 6,117 square kilometres. The city of Muzaffarabad serves as capital of Azad Kashmir.

It was part of Muzaffarabad Division.

Language and demography[edit]

Pahari, Potohari, Majhi, Chhachi and Gojri dialects of Punjabi Language and Kashmiri language are the predominant languages of the district. Other languages spoken include Urdu, Shina and Balti. The total population of the district according to the 1998 census was 725,000 and according to the 1999 projection its population stands at 741,000.

Subdivisions[edit]

Map of Muzaffarabad district

The district is administratively subdivided into three tehsils and fifty one Union Councils[1]

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Coordinates: 34°19′N 73°39′E / 34.317°N 73.650°E / 34.317; 73.650