Kotli District Azad Kashmir

The Kotli District Azad Kashmir is one of the 10 districts.

It is bounded on the north by the Sudhanoti District and the Poonch District, on the north-east by the Poonch District of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, on the south by the Mirpur District and the Bhimber District, and on the west by the Rawalpindi District on Pakistan’s Punjab Province.

It is the biggest district of Azad Kashmir by population and the second biggest by land area, after the Neelum District. The district headquarters is in the city of Kotli.


The most often used indigenous languages are Pahari (it is estimated that slightly about two-thirds of the population speaks this language) and Gujari (spoken by about a third).

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Administrative divisions

Before 1975, the Kotli District was a subdivision of the Mirpur District. This status lasted until 1975. Prior to the year 1947, it formed a portion of the Jammu region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The district can be broken down into five different tehsils.


  1. Charhoi Tehsil
  2. FatehpurNakyal Tehsil
  3. Khuiratta Tehsil
  4. Kotli Tehsil
  5. Sehnsa Tehsil

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The Kotli District received a score of 73.68 out of

a possible 100 points for its performance in the education category in the 2017 Pakistan District Education Ranking report compiled by Alif Ailaan.

This placed it in seventh place among all districts in Pakistan. The current score for learning is 85.67, and the score for gender parity is 93.45.


The same report places the Kotli District, with a learning score of 35.47 and a retention score of 35.36, at position 119 on the list of school districts across the country. The low learning score can be attributed to a shortage of qualified educators and inadequate professional development opportunities for educators. The low number of schools that are secondary in level or higher contributes to the low retention score.


With a score of 14.14, the Kotli District is ranked 154th in terms of the country of Pakistan and its two dependent territories in terms of its infrastructure. This ranking makes it the second lowest in Pakistan.


This score indicates a significant issue with the lack of basic facilities such as electricity, toilets that work, furniture, and boundary walls.