List of districts in Jammu and Kashmir

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Districts of J&K

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir consists of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh, and is further divided into 22 districts:[1] This excludes 78,114 km2 under the administration of Pakistan, 5,180 km2 handed over by Pakistan to China and 37,555 km2 under the administration of China in Ladakh district.[2]

History[edit]

At the time of the princely state's accession to India on 26 October 2016, the territory under the state control included major portions of the Jammu province and Kashmir province, the Gilgit Agency and the Ladakh district. Large parts of the western districts Mirpur, Poonch and Muzaffarabad were in rebel hands. The Gilgit Agency and the Skardu tehsil of the Ladakh district have passed to the Pakistani control in the ensuing months. The remaining territory had the following districts:[3][4]

  • Jammu province: Districts of Reasi, Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur, as well as semi-autonomous jagirs of Poonch, Chenani and Bhaderwah.
  • Kashmir province: Districts of Kashmir South (Anantnag) and Kashmir North (Baramulla), and a portion of the Muzaffarabad district.
  • Ladakh district: Kargil and Leh tehsils.

The districts were reorganised by 1968, breaking up some of the larger districts.[5] In 2006, eight new districts were created: Kishtwar, Ramban, Reasi, Samba, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam and Shopian.[6]

Districts[edit]

Jammu division[edit]

Name of District Headquarters Area (km²) Population
2001 Census
Population
2011 Census[7][8]
Doda District Doda 2,306 320,256 409,576
Jammu District Jammu 3,097 1,343,756 1,526,406
Kathua District Kathua 2,651 550,084 615,711
Kishtwar District Kishtwar 7,737[9] 190,843 231,037
Poonch District Poonch 1,674 372,613 476,820
Rajouri District Rajouri 2,630 483,284 619,266
Ramban District Ramban 1,329 180,830 283,313
Reasi District Reasi 1,719 268,441 314,714
Samba District Samba 904 245,016 318,611
Udhampur District Udhampur 4,550 475,068 555,357
Total 26,293 4,430,191 5,350,811

Kashmir valley division[edit]

Name of District Headquarters Area (km²) Population
2001 Census
Population
2011 Census
Anantnag District Anantnag 3,984 734,549 1,069,749
Bandipora District Bandipora 398 316,436 385,099
Baramulla district Baramulla 4,588 853,344 1,015,503
Budgam District Budgam 1,371 629,309 755,331
Ganderbal District Ganderbal 259 211,899 297,003
Kulgam District Kulgam 1,067 437,885 423,181
Kupwara District Kupwara 2,379 650,393 875,564
Pulwama District Pulwama 1,398 441,275 570,060
Shopian District Shopian 612.87 211,332 265,960
Srinagar District Srinagar 2,228 990,548 1,250,173
Total 15,948 5,476,970 6,907,623

Ladakh division[edit]

Name of District Headquarters Area (km²) Population
2001 Census
Population
2011 Census
Kargil District Kargil 14,036 119,307 143,388
Leh District Leh 45,110 117,232 147,104
Total 59,146 236,539 290,492

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Jammu & Kashmir Affairs". Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Jammu & Kashmir profile" (PDF). Censusinfo India 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Karim, Maj Gen Afsir (2013), Kashmir The Troubled Frontiers, Lancer Publishers LLC, pp. 29–32, ISBN 978-1-935501-76-3 
  4. ^ Behera, Demystifying Kashmir 2007, p. 15.
  5. ^ Behera, Demystifying Kashmir 2007, p. 28.
  6. ^ Jammu and Kashmir to have eight new districts, Indo-Asian News Service, 6 July 2006.
  7. ^ 2011 census J&K
  8. ^ "Department of Jammu & Kashmir Affairs". Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  9. ^ http://kishtwar.nic.in/districtstats.html

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