Facts & Figures II

Area, Population & Religions J&K

REGION AREA (Sq.Kms) POPULATION
(1998 estimate)
DISTRICTS RELIGIOUS COMPOSITION (as per 1981 cesus)
Kashmir valley 15,948 40,10,202 Srinagar,Baramulla,Anantnag, Kupwara,Badgam,Pulwama Muslims - 95%
Hindu-3.9%
Sikhs - 1 %
Jammu region 26,293 39,96,519 Doda,Jammu,Udhampur, Kathua,Poonch, Rajouri Muslims - 28%
Hindus-66%
Sikhs-3.6%
Ladakh region 59,146 1,59,709 Leh,Kargil Buddhists-51%
Muslims - 48%
Others-1%
Indian Kashmir 1,01,387 81,66,430   Muslims - 64%
Hindus & others -36%
POK 13,297 25,86,000 Kotli,Mirpur,Pooch,   Palandari,Bagh,Muzaffarabad and Bhimber Muslims - 100%
Northern areas 64,817 15,00,000 Hunza-Nagar,Gilgit,Koh-e-
Gazer,Ghanchi,Diamar, Skardu
Muslims - 100%
Kashmir under
Pak occupation
78,114 40,86,000   Muslims-100%
Area   illegally occupied by China in Aksai chin 37,555      
Area ceded by Pakistan to China under 1963 Sino-Pak agreement 5,180      
TOTAL 2,22,236 1,12,30,676   Muslims- 77%
LADAKH REGION
Leh 45,116 73,717 89,974 Leh
Kargil 14,036 65,992 81,067 Kargil, Zanskar
Total 59146 159709 171041  

Facts & Figures Part III