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English Kashmir - Kashmir
Kashmir is a Himalayan region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. The region is divided among three countries in a territorial dispute: ► Pakistan controls Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir in the northwest portion; ► India controls the central, southern, and eastern portions (Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh); and the ► People's Republic of China controls the northeastern portion (the Trans-Karakoram tract and Aksai Chin).

Short name Kashmir
Official  name Kashmir
Status Disputed territory among Pakistan, India and China
Capital Idem
Population circa 15 million inhabitants
Area 101,473 km²
Major  languages Hindi, Dogri, Kashmiri, Urdu and Ladakhi.
Major  religions Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism
More information Kashmir, Geography of Kashmir, History of Kashmir and Politics of Kashmir
More  images Kashmir - Kashmir (Category).

General maps

Map of Kashmir (2019)
Physical map of Kashmir
Map of Kashmir showing police jurisdictions

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Districts of Azad Kashmir
Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan (de facto)
Districts of Jammu and Kashmir (de facto)
Districts of Ladakh

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Kashmir, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Kashmir.

Mauryan Empire (305 BCE)
Kushan Empire (30–375 CE)
Karkota Empire (8th century CE)
Tibetan Empire (780–790s CE)
Mughal Empire (1707)
Sikh Empire (1799–1849)
Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir (1946)
Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (1951)
Disputed territory of Kashmir (1965)
Disputed territory of Kashmir (2004)
Balakot airstrike (2019)
Sino-Indian skirmishes (2020)

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Kashmir in 1861
Ethnic map of Kashmir in 1877
Kashmir in 1885
Kashmir (Cashmere) in 1903
Kashmir in 1946

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