Jhelum Valley

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Kashmir Valley
وادی کشمیر
कश्मीर घाटी

Vale of Kashmir
State division
Dal Lake and Shikaras
Kashmir Valley (orange bordered) lies in Jammu & Kashmir state of India
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
Districts Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Bandipore, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Srinagar
Headquarters Srinagar
 • Total 15,948 km2 (6,158 sq mi)
Elevation 1,850 m (6,070 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,907,622
 • Density 433.134/km2 (1,121.81/sq mi)
Demonym Kashmiri, Koshur (in Kashmiri)
 • Official, Main spoken language Urdu Kashmiri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

The Kashmir Valley (Urdu: وادی کشمیر) or Vale of Kashmir is a valley between the Karakoram and the Pir Panjal Range. It is in the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. There are 10 districts in this administrative division.

The valley is about 135 km long and 32 km wide. It was formed by the Jhelum River.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kashmir. (2007). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved March 27, 2007, from Encyclopædia Britannica"