The city of Muzaffarabad, which serves as the capital of Azad Kashmir, and The total area of the Muzaffarabad District is 1,642 square kilometers (634 sq mi).


The district is bounded on the north-east by the Neelum District and the Kupwara District of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, on the south-east by the Hattian Bala District, on the south by the Bagh District, and on the west by the Mansehra District and the Abbottabad District of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Population and Languages

According to the 2017 census, the district’s total population is 650,370.


The primary language of the district, spoken by about half its inhabitants, is generally considered to be a variety of Pahari. Though occasionally referred to in the literature as Chibhali or Poonchi, it is locally known as Hindko. Its speakers tend to identify more with the Hindko spoken to the west, although perceiving their speech as slightly different from the Pahari varieties spoken in the Bagh District and further south in Murree.

The local dialect has a higher percentage of shared basic vocabulary with the leading group of Pahari dialects (83–88%) than with the Hindko of the nearby Mansehra and Abbottabad districts (73–79%).

Administrative divisions

Administratively, the district of Muzaffarabad is divided into two tehsils, and each of those tehsils is further subdivided into multiple union councils.


  1. Muzaffarabad Tehsil
  2. Pattika Tehsil


Muzaffarabad had a score of 73.85 out of 100 for its educational system, which places it sixth on the list of the best districts in Pakistan for education, which was compiled by Alif Ailaan and published in 2017.

On the other hand, Muzaffarabad has a score of 34.29 out of a possible 100 for its educational infrastructure, which places it at position 105 on the ranking list. With scores of 11.7, 27.93, and 40.09, respectively, it is clear that there is a severe deficiency in the provision of electricity, drinking water, and boundary walls. In terms of their physical facilities, the schools do not encourage learning because they are missing many of the essential resources that need to be available in all schools.



Only 28% of the schools are considered to be secondary or higher, while 72% are considered to be primary schools. As a consequence of this, there is an inadequate number of post-primary schools available for pupils who graduate from elementary schools. This results in a consistent decline in enrollment, particularly among female students. The problems that have been reported on the Taleem Do app for the area are related to the complaints that the infrastructure is inadequate and that the school facilities do not have enough furniture.