Bhimber District

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ضلع بھمبر
Map of Azad Kashmir with Bhimber highlighted
Map of Azad Kashmir with Bhimber highlighted
ProvinceAzad Jammu Kashmir
 • Total1,516 km2 (585 sq mi)
 • Total420,624
 • Density277/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils3

Bhimber (Urdu:ضلع بھمبر) is the southernmost of the ten districts of Azad 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.


The area is very rich in 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.


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.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map of Bhimber district

The total area of the district is 1516 square kilometres and is sub-divided into three tehsils[1]:


According to the 2017 census, the total population of the district stands at 420,624.[2]


According to the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2015, Bhimber ranked 10th out of 145 districts in Pakistan in terms of education. For facilities and infrastructure, the district is ranked 116 out of 145.[3]


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 from October to early January followed by Winter rains from mid-January to March.


  1. ^ "Tehsils of Bhimber District on AJK map". AJK Official Portal. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Census 2017: AJK population rises to over 4m". The Nation. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  3. ^ "Individual district profile link, 2015". Alif Ailaan. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-05-06.

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