Neelum District is the northernmost area of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Taking up the bigger piece of the Neelam Valley, the area has a populace of 191,000 (starting at 2017). It was gravely influenced by the 2005 Kashmir quake.
The Neelum River was referred to before Partition as Kishan Ganga and was in this manner renamed after the town of Neelam. It streams down from the Gurez Valley in Indian Jammu and Kashmir and generally pursues initial a western and after that a south-western course until it joins the Jhelum River at Muzaffarabad. The valley is a thickly lush district with a height going between 4,000 feet (1,200 m) and 7,500 feet (2,300 m), the mountain tops on either side arriving at 17,000 feet (5,200 m). Neelum Valley is 144 kilometers (89 mi) long.
The greater part of the valley is taken up by the Neelum District. The area is verged on the south-west by Muzaffarabad District, which likewise envelops the lower scopes of the valley; toward the north-west past the mountains lies the Kaghan Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra District; toward the north and north-east are the Diamer, Astore and Skardu areas of Gilgit-Baltistan. Toward the south and east are the Kupwara and Bandipora locale of Indian Kashmir. The Line of Control goes through the valley – either over the mountains toward the south-east, or in spots directly along the stream, with a few towns on the left bank falling on the Indian side of the fringe.