Muzaffarabad district

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Districts of Azad Kashmir
Muzaffarabad city, Pakistan
Muzaffarabad city, Pakistan
Map of Azad Kashmir with Muzaffarabad highlighted
Map of Azad Kashmir with Muzaffarabad highlighted
Country Pakistan
Headquarters Muzaffarabad
 • District Nazim Harris Bin Munir
 • District Naib Nazim N. Usama Latif
 • Total 1,642 km2 (634 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 650,370
 • Density 396/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5.30)
Number of Tehsils 3

Muzaffarabad district (Urdu: ضِلع مُظفّر آباد‎), (Pahari: مُظفٌر آباد ضلع‎) of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan is located on the banks of the Jhelum and the Neelum rivers, and is very hilly. The district is bounded to Punjab in the west and to Kupwara and Baramulla districts of the Kashmir in the east. To the north is Neelum District; the fall on the northeast of the district and Bagh District forms the southern boundary. The total area of the district is 1,642 square kilometres. The city of Muzaffarabad serves as capital of Azad Kashmir.

It was part of Muzaffarabad Division.

Language and demography

Pahari, Potohari, Majhi, Chhachi and Gojri dialects of Punjabi Language and Kashmiri language are the predominant languages of the district. Other languages spoken include Urdu, Shina and Balti. The total population of the district according to the 2017 Census its population stands at 650,370.[1]

Administrative divisions

Map of Muzaffarabad district

The district of Muzaffarabad is administratively subdivided into three tehsils, which are sub-divided into 51 Union Councils[2]


According to the Pakistan District Education Rankings 2015, Muzaffarabad is ranked 42 out of 148 districts in terms of education. For facilities and infrastructure, the district is ranked 101 out of 148.[3]


  1. ^ "Census 2017: AJK population rises to over 4m". The Nation. Retrieved 2017-09-01. 
  2. ^ Information about SPs District Muzaffarabad
  3. ^ "Individual district profile link, 2015". Alif Ailaan. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 

External links

  • Information and Pictures of Muzaffarabad and Adjacent areas

Coordinates: 34°19′N 73°39′E / 34.317°N 73.650°E / 34.317; 73.650

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