() is a district
in disputed and divided state of Jammu and Kashmir Azad Jammu and Kashmir
. The district is named after the main city, Mirpur
. The District of Mirpur has a population of 371,000 and covers an area of . The district is mostly mountainous with some patches of plain areas. Its hot, dry climate and other geographical conditions closely resemble those of Jhelum
, the adjoining districts of Pakistan
Prior to the independence of Pakistan andIndia, Mirpur was part of the Jammu division of the independent state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Jammu division, separated from ethnic Kashmiris in Kashmir Valley by the Pir Panjal mountain range is distinct from the Kashmir Valley division in its culture as its people are ofPotwari / Pahari ethnicity rather than Kashmiri ethnicity.
Mirpur District is located in the southwest of the Kashmir region
. It is part of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
, which comes under the protection of Pakistan. Part of Jammu
is currently managed by India. Both countries are currently in dispute as to which country owns Jammu and Kashmir. Wishes of the people of Jammu and kashmir must be taken into consideration if there is to be peace between Pakistan and India.Azad Kashmir
is considered politically, constitutionally and geographically part of a separate state, i.e., Azad Jammu and...