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Jammu and Kashmir 
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Indian state
Instance ofstate of India
LocationIndia, India
Inception26 October 1947
  • 222236 square kilometre
Elevation above sea level
  • 327 metre
official website
Authority control
VIAF ID: 126114277
GND ID: 4256270-3
OSM relation ID: 1943188
Map of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir (Dogri: जम्मू और कश्मीर; Urdu: مقبوضہ کشمیر) is the northernmost state of India. It is situated mostly in the Himalayan mountains. Jammu and Kashmir shares a border with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Doab to the south and with the People's Republic of China to the north and east and the Pakistani administered territories of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, to the west and northwest respectively. Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. Srinagar is the summer capital, and Jammu its winter capital. While the Kashmir valley, often known as "Paradise on Earth", is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu's numerous shrines attracts tens of thousands of Hindu and Muslim pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture.


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