Chenab valley

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Chenab Valley
Geographical feature
Chenab River at Ramban
Chenab River at Ramban
Country  India India
Regions
  • Doda
  • Kishtwar
  • Ramban
  • Gool
  • Reasi
  • Akhnoor

Chenab Valley, known traditionally as the Chandrabhaga Valley,[1] is the river valley of the Chenab River flowing through the Jammu Division of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[2][3]

Location[edit]

Chenab Valley lies between the middle and outer Himalayan range in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is divided into three districts: Doda, Ramban, and Kishtwar and two constituencies of Reasi -Gool-Arnas and Gulabgarh are also believed to be a part of this sub region. The valley touches the Anantnag district of Kashmir to the north, Kishtwar district to the north-east, the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, and Kathua district to the South, the Udhampur district to the southwest, and Salal Reasi to the West, with Doda in its middle.

Geography[edit]

Chenab Valley is mostly hilly terrain. The Chenab River flows through the Chenab Valley. The area is an active seismic zone.[4]

People[edit]

Chenab Valley is rich in cultural heritage and ethical values, but also has age-old traditions of secularism and tolerance.[citation needed]The main occupations of the people of the valley are farming and cattle rearing.

Languages[edit]

Chenab Valley is home to many different people. Examples of the many different langues spoken in Chenab Valley include the following: Kashmiri, and its dialects Rambani, Pogali and Serazi, is the most widely spoken language in the region. The other major languages are Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Dogri, Bhadarwahi, and Kishtwari.

Natural disasters[edit]

A 5.8 earthquake hit the Chenab Valley on May 1, 2013, killing two and injuring 69.[5] Seismic activity continued in the valley throughout 2013, prompting teams of seismologists to study the area. A local belief states that the earthquakes were being caused by hydroelectric construction projects in the area.[6]

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