Mirpur, Azad Kashmir

Coordinates: 32°58′29″N 74°04′23″E / 32.97472°N 74.07306°E / 32.97472; 74.07306
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Navī Mīrpur Śeher (New Mirpur City)
Coordinates: 32°58′29″N 74°04′23″E / 32.97472°N 74.07306°E / 32.97472; 74.07306
Administering countryPakistan
Dependent TerritoryAzad Kashmir
DistrictMirpur District
 • MLARahman Hussein
 • Deputy CommissionerRaja Qaiser
 • Assistant CommissionerMuhammed Samir
 • Total27,636
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Postal code
Dialling code0092-05828
WebsiteOfficial Website

Mirpur (Urdu: مِيرپُور) is a city in Pakistan administered Azad Kashmir, and the headquarter of Mirpur District and formerly the Mirpur Division. Officially, it is named New Mirpur City. Although it is now part of Azad Kashmir, up until the 1846 Treaty of Amritsar Mirpur was part of the Punjab region. The population are Pahari and the language they speak is Pothwari. Mirpur is located at the South West of Azad Kashmir at an elevation of 459 metres (1509 ft), not far from Islamgarh. It is 323 kilometres (200 miles) from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir and 295 kilometres (183 miles) from Muzaffarabad. The city is 100% Muslim with all residents professing Islam.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Statistical Year Book 2019" (PDF). Statistics Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 June 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.