Azad Jammu and Kashmir truncated as AJK and usually known as Azad Kashmir, is a self-overseeing managerial division of Pakistan. The region lies west of the Indian-regulated province of Jammu and Kashmir, and was already part of the previous royal territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which stopped to exist because of the principal Kashmir war battled among India and Pakistan in 1947.
Geography and climate
The northern piece of Azad Jammu and Kashmir envelops the lower some portion of the Himalayas, including Jamgarh Peak (15,531 feet [4,734 meters]). Nonetheless, Sarwali top in the Neelum Valley is the most elevated top in the state. Fruitful, green, sloping valleys are normal for Azad Kashmir’s topography, making it one of the most delightful areas on the subcontinent.
The southern pieces of Azad Kashmir including Bhimber, Mirpur and Kotli regions has incredibly blistering climate in summers and moderate chilly climate in winters. It gets rains generally in storm climate.
Paddy field in Leepa valley
In the focal and northern pieces of state climate stays moderate blistering in summers and freezing and cold in winter. Snow fall likewise happens there in December and January.
This locale gets precipitation in the two winters and summers. Muzaffarabad and Pattan are among the wettest regions of the state. All through the greater part of the district, the normal precipitation surpasses 1400 mm, with the most elevated normal precipitation happening close Muzaffarabad (around 1800 mm). During summer, storm surges of the Jhelum and Leepa streams are normal, because of high precipitation and dissolving day off.
The way of life of Azad Kashmir has numerous likenesses to that of northern Punjabi (Potohar) culture in Punjab territory. The locals of Azad Kashmir communicate in Urdu, Potwari, and the Pahari dialects. The Kashmiri language is spoken by scarcely 5% of Azad Kashmir’s populace as indicated by Kashmiri writer Shujaat Bukhari. Teacher Khawaja Abdul Rehman states that the Kashmiri language is very nearly ceasing to exist in the Neelam Valley.
The conventional dress of the ladies is the shalwar kameez in Pahari style. The shalwar kameez is usually worn by the two people. Ladies use shawl to cover their head and chest area.