Mirpur District
Map of Mirpur District courtesy P&D AJK

Mirpur District

The Mirpur District is one of the 10 districts of Pakistan’s dependent territory of Azad Kashmir. The Mirpur District is bounded on the north by the Kotli District, on the east by the Bhimber District, on the south by the Gujrat District of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, on the south-west by the Jhelum District of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, and on the west by Rawalpindi District of Pakistan’s Punjab Province.

The district is named after its main city, Mirpur. According to the AJ&K Bureau of Statistics P&DD, The Mirpur District has a population of 456,200 and covers an area of 1,010 km2 (390 sq mi).

History of Mirpur

The area that is now Mirpur has always been a crossroad for major invasions of South Asia and has formed part of various empires over time including the role of an outlying region of the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Kingdom of Gandhara, the Mauryan Empire, the Kushan Empire, the Sultanate of Ghazni, the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal empire amongst others.

The city of Mirpur itself was founded around 1640 AD or 1050AH by the Ghakhar chief Miran Shah Ghazi. The Imperial Gazetteer of India Provincial Series Kashmir and Jammu (1909) reports that “it is said to have been founded by Miran Shah Ghazi and Sultan Fateh Khan”. An alternate view is that the city was founded by Mira Shah Gazi and Gosain Bodhpuri, both regarded as saints. The word ‘Mir’ was taken from the name of the former and ‘Pur’ from the latter.

The area that is now Mirpur has been historically associated with Pothohar, though the modern demarcation of Potohar devised by the British excludes Mirpur, by using the Jhelum River as its eastern boundary. By the end of the 18th century, Gakhar power in Pothohar had declined. Mirpur had become part of Chibb, which ruled the state of Khari Khariyali with its capital at Mangla Fort.

With the rise of the Sikh Power in Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh established his supremacy and set his eyes on the Chibh states of Bhimber and Khari Khariyali. In 1810, a force was sent against Raja Sultan Khan of Bhimber and was met with fierce resistance. However, in 1812 another Sikh army under prince Kharak Singh defeated Sultan Khan, and the Bhimber state was annexed as Jagir of Kharak Singh.

Around the same time, Ranjit Singh acquired Gujrat and invaded Khari Khariyali, then ruled by Raja Umar Khan. Raja Umar Khan made peace with Ranjit Singh; but before a settlement could be made, he died, and the state and Mirpur became part of Ranjit Singh’s territories.

In 1808, Ranjit Singh annexed Jammu state, which was already a tributary since 1780, and in 1820 awarded Jammu to his commander Gulab Singh, who hailed from Jammu and had been under the service of Ranjit Singh for the past eight years. Between 1831–39 Ranjit Singh bestowed on Gulab Singh the royalty of the salt mines in northern Punjab, and the northern Punjab towns including Bhera, Jhelum, Rohtas, and Gujrat.

Gulab Singh kept on expanding his kingdom, and in 1840 Baltistan was made subject to Jammu while Gilgit fell to a Sikh force from Kashmir in 1842. The state of Kashmir was annexed by Ranjit Singh in 1819. However, the rebellion in Hazara at the beginning of 1846 compelled the country to be transferred to Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu as well.

Ranjit Singh had given Poonch, Mirpur, and Bhimber as a Jagir to Gulab Singh’s younger brother Dhian Singh. However, in 1843 Dhian Singh died and Gulab Singh considered these areas now part of his territory. Though he wasn’t able to establish full control due to resistances.

As an aftermath of the First Anglo-Sikh War and the Treaty of Lahore, The Treaty of Amritsar was signed between the British East India Company and Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu on March 16, 1846. The British Government sold Kashmir to the Raja of Jammu for 75 lakhs of Nanak Shahi Rupees.

This treaty transferred him all the hill states between Ravi and Indus. The transfer included Kashmir, Hazara, and the southern hill states (including former Khari Khariyali Thus sealing the fate of Mirpur with the new state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Early Mirpur

Since Mirpur lies in between where the Jhelum River meets the heavily forested foothills of the Pir Panjal mountains and above the plains of the largely treeless Punjab, it was an ideal spot for the construction of the boats used to carry goods from the Himalayas down the five rivers of Punjab to the Indus River and onto the seaports in the Indus delta.

Traders have been operating from there across the Indian Ocean for over three thousand years. Most of the crew on the boats trading up and down the Punjab and Indus River system were drawn from Mirpur, as training as a boat-builder was a necessary prerequisite for becoming a boatman.

British Dominion

During the modern period of the Dogra principality, a British dominion, the thriving river trade diminished due to the construction of railway lines from Bombay and Karachi into the interior of Punjab. Moving goods by modern rail lines was both cheaper and quicker, and hundreds of Mirpuri boatmen found themselves out of a job.

At the same time, long-distance ocean trade was shifting from sail to steam. There was a huge demand for men who were prepared to work in the hot, dirty, and dangerous stokeholds of the new coal-fired steamers. British seamen avoided such jobs whenever they possibly could.

They preferred to work on deck. But in the 1870s Mirpuri ex-river boatmen were desperately searching for a new source of income. Although unfamiliar with stoking coal-fired boilers, they were prepared to learn and quickly gained jobs as engine-room stokers on new steamships sailing out of Karachi and Bombay, a position they retained until coal-fired ships were finally phased out of service at the end of the Second World War. Many Mirpuris also fought in the Indian Army in Burma during the Second World War.

Independence and War

The city was part of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir led by Maharaja Hari Singh, which chose to remain independent after the Partition of India. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947–1948, Mirpur was captured by the tribal forces on 25 November 1947 and became part of Azad Kashmir. It was the central location of the Mirpur Massacre in November 1947.

Postwar

After World War II, a new set of opportunities opened up. Britain’s economy was just starting what proved to be a long postwar boom, and there was an acute short of labor in the foundries of the English Midlands and in the textile mills of Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Now it was the turn of ex-seamen to become industrial workers in Britain. In 1960, when the Mangla Dam was about to be constructed, those who were going to be deprived of their agricultural land were afforded the opportunity to migrate to the United Kingdom and to join their relatives, who long established themselves in Britain

The remains of Old Mirpur depict a silhouette of a pre-Independence city when many faiths coexisted. However, after the division of the State of Jammu Kashmir, the non-Muslim community (Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs) fled to Jammu.

New Mirpur was well planned, and modern buildings and ample roads serve each part of the city. The affluence from emigration mainly to the UK is reflected by the structure and grandiose of the residential houses. There are telltale signs of inward investment by the expatriate community living in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. There are a number of good hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other urban facilities.

Government Administration of Mirpur District

The district is administratively subdivided into two tehsils:

  • Dadyal Tehsil
  • Mirpur Tehsil

Language

There is considerable ambiguity surrounding the name of the local language its speakers call it variously Pahari, Mirpur Pahari, Mirpuri, and Pothwari, while some label it as Punjabi. Sociolinguists have regarded it as one of the three major dialects of the Pahari-Pothwari language complex, which is intermediate between Lahnda and Punjabi.

Mirpur Pahari is mutually intelligible with the other two major dialects – Pothwari of the Potohar Plateau in the Punjab Province and the Pahari has spoken to the north in Azad Kashmir and around Murree – and shares with them between 77% and 84% of its basic vocabulary, although the difference with the northernmost varieties (in Muzaffarabad) is sufficient to impede understanding.

Mirpuri speakers have a strong sense of Kashmiri identity that takes precedence over linguistic identification with closely related groups outside of Azad Kashmir. Another language spoken in the Mirpur District is Gujari. The local dialect is closely related to the Gujari varieties spoken in the rest of Azad Kashmir and in the Hazara region. Other languages spoken include Urdu and English.

The famous castes in Mirpur are:

Jatt- They represent the majority population of Mirpur. They mostly live in Dadyal, Main city, Khari Sharif, etc. Jatts are playing an active role in the Politics of Mirpur.

Rajputs- They are second in number but play an active role in politics and bureaucracy. They mostly live in Main City and Khari Sharif region. The famous sub-clans of Rajputs are Chibs, Punwar Sohlan, Minhas, etc.

Gujjars- Last of the three main castes, Though Gujjars in Mirpur are in the Minority compared to Jatt and Rajputs they are very much united and active economically and politically. Make up the bulk of the Mirpuri’s who live in the UK.

Sadat- They are very active people. Though they are not big in numbers but occupy important positions in all sectors.

Mughals- Mughals are not involved in active politics but they are very active in the education sector. Arain- They are less in numbers but they mostly rich people and have a tendency towards business.

Climate of Mirpur

Mirpur has a hot desert climate The average annual temperature is 29.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 376 mm. Since it is in the extreme south of Jammu and Kashmir, the city has a climate that is extremely hot during summer, making it very similar to the Pakistani areas of Jehlum and Gujar Khan.

Mirpur is the breadbasket of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and has a climate similar to that of the neighboring Potohar and Punjab. It is dry for 207 days a year with an average humidity of 36% and a UV index of 6.

Food and Culture

People in the said city have the same taste as that of Punjabis. They like the same spicy dishes like biryani, pulao, korma, etc. But the most famous and favorite dish of Mirpur is laal lobia with white rice.

There are many restaurants, food stalls, and stands on the road selling this dish by the name “pothi chaaval” or “lobia chaaval” and people from all social classes be it a lower-class person or an elite class chaudry likes being here and eating this dish. Even expats from UK love this dish and try it every time they visit Mirpur.

Shalwar and Kameez is the basic dress of Mirpur city but due to the huge immigration to England, now jeans have added to the culture of Mirpur too. Many of the girls are now seen wearing jeans with long shirts or kurtas. Some of the elder members of the family wear a turban too and consider it as a part of their culture.

Guest serving

Mirpur has people who are very loving and kind by nature. They are helpful at times of need even for their enemies. They consider their guests as “Rahmat and Barkat” (good omen). They welcome their guests warmly and treat them with the whole heart.

Most of the people in Mirpur are lazy and do not want to work hard, so they make malls, shops, bungalows, buy cars, and give them rent which is their source of income. In this way, they don’t have to work hard and by sitting at home and doing nothing they earn.

Major Industry of Mirpur District

The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has successfully developed Mirpur industrially and promoted private investment in a diverse economy: foam, polypropylene, synthetic yarn, motorbikes and scooter, textile, vegetable oil (ghee), wood and sawmills, soap, cosmetics, marble, ready-made garments, matches and rosin, turpentine. The economy of Mirpur generated the economy of Azad Kashmir. However, much of the infrastructure still needs improvement so that high-quality products can be obtained.

As part of the relief/compensation package in the wake of Mangla Dam, a new city is being developed along the southeastern outskirts of Mirpur, with the main city of Mirpur being doubled. Much construction is occurring around the whole district by Pakistani and Chinese contractors, raising the dam. Four towns in the district have been planned near the new city to resettle the population affected by the project.

Education in Mirpur  District AJK

English is common in educational institutes. Previously, the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir was the only institution for higher studies but there have been significant changes in the educational infrastructure. The Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), the Akson College of Health Science, and the Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College have been formed.

The AJK Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mirpur is responsible for the studies at lower levels. In addition to the state-run schools and colleges, Mirpur has a well-developed private sector providing education to all sections of the society:

Here is a detailed list of Educational institutes in District Mirpur AJK,

  • GOVT GIRLS COLLEGE, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT. GIRLS DEGREE COLLEGE DADYAL, MIRPUR.
  • KASHMIR MODEL COLLEGE, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT. GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL KATHAR DILAWAR KHAN, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT BOYS DEGREE COLLEGE MIRPUR
  • MAJOR MUHAMMAD AFZAL KHAN SHAHEED GOVT. BOYS COLLEGE AFZALPUR DISTT. MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT DEGREE COLLEGE DADYAL, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT GIRLS DEGREE COLLEGE, ISLAMGARH, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT DEGREE COLLEGE CHAKSAWARI MIRPUR.
  • GOVT. GIRLS DEGREE COLLEGE AFZALPUR, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT. DEGREE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN CHECHIAN MIRPUR A.K
  • GOVT DEGREE COLLEGE ISLAMGARH,MIRPUR
  • INSTITUTE OF HIGHER ISLAMIC STUDIES KHARISHARIF MIRPUR
  • SAVANT COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MIRPUR
  • QUAID SCIENCE COLLEGE MIRPUR
  • KASHMIR INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES, MIRPUR.
  • MIRPUR SCIENCE COLLEGE FOR GIRLS
  • GOVT GIRLS DEGREE COLLEGE, CHAKSAWARI, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT GIRLS DEGREE COLLEGE, THOTHAL, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT GIRLS INTER COLLEGE, CHATTROH, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT. SCIENCE COLLEGE, MIRPUR.
  • GOVT GIRLS DEGREE COLLEGE KAKRA POTHA, DISTRICT MIRPUR AK.
  • PAK KASHMIR INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, MIRPUR.
  • READ FOUNDATION COLLEGE MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS INTER COLLEGE DUDYAL MIRPUR.
  • GOVT. GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL CHITTERPARI MIRPUR AZAD KASHMIR
  • CRESCENT MODEL COLLEGE,MIRPUR
  • NATIONAL PUBLIC COLLEGE,MIRPUR
  • FATIMA JINNAH COLLEGE FOR WOMEN,MIRPUR
  • SHAH-E-HAMADAN SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SYSTEM MIRPUR A.K
  • ALLAMA IQBAL SCIENCE COLLEGE DADYAL, A.K
  • AL-HASSAN MODEL COLLEGE AND COMPUTER SCIENCES RATTA DADYAL A.K
  • GOVT INTER COLLEGE KATHAR DILAWAR KHAN DADYAL MIRPUR
  • VISION COLLEGE MIRPUR AK
  • MIRPUR COLLEGE OF COMMERCE MIRPUR
  • SUPERIOR SCIENCE COLLEGE MIRPUR
  • GOVT GIRLS INTER COLLEGE MANGLA HAMLET MIRPUR
  • AL-HATEEM INTER COLLEGE MANGLAHAMLET MIRPUR
  • FARAN MODEL HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE MIRPUR
  • MEHRAN COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND SCIENCES MIRPUR.
  • MILLAT PUBLIC SCHOOL AND SCIENCE COLLEGE DADYAL MIRPUR
  • PAK KASHMIR INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCES ISLAMGARH DISTRICT MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL BEHARI BASSAR DISTT MIRPUR A.K.
  • JATLAN MODEL COLLEGE JATLAN DIST. MIRPUR AK
  • THE GUIDANCE HOUSE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SYSTEM MIRPUR.
  • AL-HIRA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUNDRAL MIRPUR AK
  • MUSLIM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND COMPUTER SCIENCES DIST MIRPUR A.K
  • DEFENCE SCIENCE COLLEGE ISLAMGHARH MIRPUR AK
  • ALFLAH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CHAKSWARI MIRPUR AK
  • KIAS SCIENCE COLLEGE FOR GIRLS MIRPUR AJK
  • MAKKI COLLEGE OF ISLAMIC AND MODERN EDUCATION KOTLI ROAD MIRPUR AK
  • THE KASHMIR SCIENCE COLLEGE ISLAMGARH MIRPUR AK
  • AL-QASIM MODEL COLLEGE JATLAN MIRPUR AK
  • ANDERHAL MODEL SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DADYAL DISTT. MIRPUR AK
  • JINNAH ISLAMIA MODEL COLLEGE ALLAMA IQBAL ROAD MIRPUR AK
  • ASIAN SCHOOL AND COLLEGE OF COMPUTER SCIENCES OPPOSITE STADIUM SECTOR F/1 MIRPUR AK
  • PUNJAB COLLEGE KOTLI ROAD MIRPUR AK
  • THE AL HASSAN MODEL SCIENCE COLLEGE JATLAN DISTT. MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. INTER COLLEGE KALYAL SHERU MIRPUR
  • AJK SCIENCE COLLEGE MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS INTER COLLEGE THARRA TEH. DADYAL MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS INTER COLLEGE BUNKHURMAN MIRPUR AK
  • COLLEGE OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY MIRPUR AK
  • THE NATION BUILDERS SCHOOL AND COLLEGE JATLAN MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS INTER COLLEGE KHARAK MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. BOYS INTER COLLEGE KHARAK MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS INTER COLLEGE KHALIQ ABAD MIRPUR AK
  • ISLAMIC LYCEUM COLLEGE MIRPUR AK
  • ASKARI PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CHAKSWARI MIRPUR AK
  • GLOBAL SCIENCE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CHAKSWARI DISTRICT MIRPUR AK
  • FUTURE SCHOLARS SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CHAKSWARI MIRPUR AK
  • KASHMIR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE D-1, MIRPUR AK
  • THE AMBITION SCHOOL AND COLLEGE AFZALPUR MIRPUR AK
  • THE AL-SUFAH INSTITUTE OF MODERN SCIENCES GORSIAN JATLAN MIRPUR AK
  • EAST AND WEST COLLEGE OF ADVANCED STUDIES KALYAL BAINSI ISLAMGARH MIRPUR AK
  • ZEENAT MEMORIAL SCIENCE COLLEGE DISTT. MIRPUR AK
  • NOOR INSTITUTE OF MODERN SCIENCES ISLAMGARH DISTT. MIRPUR AJK
  • PUNJAB COLLEGE FOR GIRLS MIRPUR AK
  • GOLDEN SPARROWS SCHOOL AND COLLEGE NETWORK CHITTERPARI MIRPUR
  • PRIME SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SECTOR F-2 MIRPUR AK
  • OVERSEAS ISLAMIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SECTOR F-3 MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL KHALIQ ABAD MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL KANALY DISTRICT MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS INTER COLLEGE PALAK DIST. MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS DEGREE COLLEGE NEW CITY MIRPUR AJK
  • GOVT. GIRLS INTERMEDIATE COLLEGE DAGAR TEH. DADYAL DISTT. MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS INTER COLLEGE SAHAR MIRPUR AK
  • GOVT. GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL MOHRA KANYAL TEH. DADYAL DISTT. MIRPUR
  • THE PARAGON SCHOOL AND COLLEGE OF SCIENCES MIRPUR AJK
  • THE MUSLIM PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE MIAN MUHAMMAD TOWN MIRPUR AJK
  • OVERSEAS ISLAMIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE G-1 MIRPUR AK
  • MISALI SCHOOL AND COLLEGE MIRPUR AJK
  • THE KNOWLEDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BAN KHURMAN DISTT MIRPUR
  • SUPERIOR SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CHAKSWARI MIRPUR
  • IDEAL PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SYSTEM JATTI DHERI DISTT. MIRPUR AJK
  • IQRA MODEL SCHOOL & COLLEGE SANDAL TEH. DADYAL DISTT. MIRPUR AJK
  • LEADS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL AND COLLEGE MIRPUR SECTOR D-1 AK
  • THE INSTITUTE OF CHARACTER BUILDING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES HSS SYSTEM JATLAN DISTT. MIRPUR
  • MANGLA PUBLIC HIGHER SEC. SCHOOL HAMLET DISTRICT MIRPUR
  • ASPIRE COLLEGE SECTOR F3 MIRPUR AK
  • EDAN GARDEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE FAZAL CHOWK MIRPUR
  • Mirpur University of Science and Technology
  • Mohi ud Din Islamic Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Mohi-ud-Din Islamic Medical College
  • Punjab College, Mirpur

Sport activates

Football, cricket, and volleyball are popular in Mirpur. Mirpur has a cricket stadium, Quaid-e-Azam Stadium.

There are registered sports clubs: A-5 Cricket Club, Al-Siraj Cricket Club, South Asia Cricket Club, Pilot Football Club, Youth Football Club, and Kashmir National FC.

The district football team of Mirpur takes part in the All Azad Jammu and Kashmir football championships.

Famous Places

The famous Places within the district are

Baghsar – a famous lake.

Bandala valley

Rajoa

The Samahni valley.

Harchial is a small village in Mirpur Tehsil. In 1998 there were 533 people living in the village.

Khari Sharif (also spelled “Khari Shareef”) is an agricultural area. It is located eight kilometers from Mirpur in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. This area is famous for the housing of Sufi saints Mian Muhammad Bakhsh and Peer-e-Shah Ghazi (also known as Qalandar Damriyan Wali Sarkar). Basically, Alaqa-e-Khari points to the lush plateaus of Khari between the uplands of Mirpur and River Jehlum. The place acts as an immense seat of wisdom for the students of Islam. Dervish (disciples) of the Saint can be seen all over Pakistan especially in Azad Kashmir.

Khari consists of some eighty small and large villages and one of those villages is known as Khari Sharif. Basically, Khari Sharif refers to the shrine of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, a famous Sufi Saint. He is well known for writing the famous tale of Saiful Malook. The tail is about a prince “Shehzada Saiful Malook”. The prince fell in love with a fairy he saw in a dream. She was called “Badi-U-Jamal”. The story of Saiful Malook chronicles spiritual lessons learned by the prince during his journey to find Badi-U-Jamal.

Baba Peer Shah Ghazi

Urs celebration of Baba Peer Shah Ghazi is a three-day celebration that starts at 20-22nd Zil Hajj according to the Islamic calendar. People from all over Mirpur and other small villages near it combine and a procession with dhol and dancing reaches the shrine at 20th, and then this festival continues till the 22nd. There are Naats, poems, and kalams for the saint during these days, and food is served in huge amount to the people who take part in this urs.

Ramkot Fort

Ramkot Fort is a major landmark of Mangla city. The fort, located on the top of a hill and surrounded by River Jehlum from three sides, presents a picturesque landscape. The fort is accessible from Mangla Lake which is about 20km away from Mangla city. Most of the fort was demolished during the creation of Mangla Dam; a part remains and serving as public amusement place.

Muslim rulers of Kashmir built numerous forts in the 16th – 17th century AD in order to protect their boundaries. Ramkot Fort sitting at the top of the hill is said to be one of them. The Sikh Maharaja of Kashmir further fortified Ramkot. The fort was built over the site of an old Hindu temple, and during excavations remains of one of the temples found here. Relics of the 5th – 9th century AD also have been near the temple.

In 1992, the government has built a small museum here, which contains several types of pieces of rocks, paintings, and models of Mangla Power House.

Ramkot Fort provides a view of hills surrounded by water from its top. It took over twenty minutes on a speed boat to reach the cliff on which the fort is located. Boats are available by Army Water Sports Club at the lake.

The Mangla Dam

The Mangla Dam is one of the largest earth-fill dams in the world. It is an earthen dam, 330 feet high and 11,000 feet long, with a crest elevation of 1,234 feet.

Mangla Dam was the first development project in Pakistan undertaken to reduce shortcomings of water and strengthen the irrigation system. It was constructed after the Indus Basin treaty of 1960 with India. The Mangla Dam power generation and water storage program initiated the construction of megaprojects in Pakistan.

Mangla Dam, Mangla Lake, and surrounding areas present a beautiful landscape to visitors. A boating facility is available at the lake. There is a park nearby called Bhutto Park you can visit the park and enjoy your picnic there. If you have time and are interested in seeing historical places then you should visit Ramkot Fort in Mangla. Visit this beautiful historical fort will be memorable. Hangaround, take photos, and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

What is the Postal code of District Mirpur AJK?

In Pakistan PostCode is a 5 digits code that is normally written at the end of an address which allows automated sorting of mail to a particular post office or Address. A postcode also knows as a Postal code and zip codes.

Mirpur District in Azad Kashmir province, its located at 32°26 N 74.64E. The Mirpur Gpo Postal code format consists of 5 digits. First 2 digit 10 for routing Mirpur district and 250 code Mirpur Gpo Post office. Mirpur Gpo Postal Code is 10250

MIRPUR DISTRICT GPO POSTAL / ZIP CODE INFORMATION
Mirpur Gpo Postcode Type Delivery Mirpur Gpo Post office
Mirpur Gpo Postal Code 10250
Area Name Mirpur Gpo
Post Office Name General Post Office
Mirpur Gpo Post Office Type Main GPO
Post office Address General Post Office, Azad Kashmir, New Mirpur City
Tehsil Mirpur
District Mirpur
City Code
Mirpur Gpo  Latitude 33.148392
Mirpur Gpo  Longitude 73.751770
Province Azad Kashmir
Country Pakistan
Pakistan ISO Code 2 Digits: PK, 3 Digits: PAK

Nearest Area Name By Postal Codes:

Mirpur POSTAL CODE information
 Area Name Postal code
AFZAL PUR 10360
AJK BOARD OF EDUCATION MIRPUR 10240
AKAL GARH 10470
BANNI 10370
BEHARI 10534
BOHA DHANGRI 10490
CHAK SAWARI 10500
CHECHIAN 10350
CHHANI REKI 10404
CHHATTROH 10320
CHITTER PARI 10230
DADYAL KHURD 10530
DHAMAWA 10460
JATLI (AK) 10380
JATTI DHERI 10480
KATHA DILAWAR KHAN 10550
KHADIMABAD 10310
MANGLA DAM 10200
MIRPUR GPO 10250
PALAK 10520
PANJERI 10400
PIND KALAN 10510
POTHA BAINSI 10450
RATTA 10540
SIAKH 10300
TARIQ ABAD (MIRPUR) 10390
THARA 10544

 

What is Mirpur, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir City Code/phone Dialing code / Area code

The city code or phone code or STD area code or dial code for Mirpur, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir

(Azad Kashmir) is 5827. This code is required when you are trying to dial any fixed landline phone. Before dialing any such line the prefix of the above code must be used to make the correct phone call, more detail is as below.

International Dialing Code : 92

International Prefix : 00

National Prefix : 0

National Destination Code : 5827

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