Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of South Asia. Until the mid-19th century, the term “Kashmir” denoted only the valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. Today, it denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir (subdivided into Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh divisions), the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and Chinese-administered territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract. Not only are Jammu, Ladakh, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan separate from the Kashmir Valley geographically, they are also non-Kashmiri areas, with the Kashmir Valley being the genuine ”Kashmir’.
|Languages spoken||Urdu, Hindi, English|
|Currency used||Indian Rupee|