Bhimber District Azad Kashmir

Bhimber District Azad Kashmir.  It has an area of 1516 km², and the district headquarter is the town of Bhimber.


Because of its strategic location on the route that the Mughal emperors took when they frequently visited the Kashmir Valley, the region is abundant in archeological relics. This is because the Mughal emperors followed the route.

It holds significant strategic importance from a military and defensive point of view. Because of its strategic location, it earned the nickname “Gateway to Kashmir” (Bab-e-Kashmir). [source: missing citation]

Before 1996, Bhimber was a tehsil in the Mirpur District. That year, however, it was promoted to the rank of a district.

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The Bhimber District Azad Kashmir is bounded north by the Kotli District, east by the Rajouri District and the Jammu District of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, on the south by the Gujrat District of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, and on the west by the Mirpur District. The town of Bhimber is 50 km from the city of Mirpur.

Administrative divisions

The Bhimber District Azad Kashmir is subdivided into three tehsils:

  1. Barnala Tehsil
  2. Bhimber Tehsil
  3. Samahni Tehsil


The district had a total population of 420,624 residents as of the census completed in 2017.
According to a preliminary estimate, approximately 35% of the population speaks Punjabi.

Other critical local languages are Pahari-Pothwari 30%, Dogri 30%, and Gujari 5%. Urdu is recognized as a valid language.


According to the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2015, the Bhimber District was ranked 10th in terms of education out of 145 districts in Pakistan and its two dependent territories. The district ranks 116 out of 145 for its facilities and infrastructure.


The southern zone of the Mirpur Division has a climate similar to the neighboring areas of the Punjab province. Hot summer temperatures are often over 45 C from May to September. Winters are cold, and rainfall is concentrated in the monsoon season from late June to the end of August. There is often a prolonged dry period from October to early January, followed by winter rains from mid-January to March.