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Kargil District : Jammu and Kashmir

About District


Kargil District is one of the district of Jammu and Kashmir State.Kargil with a population of 1.25 lakhs is scattered over an area of 14,086 Sq. Km. It is situated at a distance of 205 KM from Srinagar towards Leh.Kargil was main foucs during 1999 Kargil War. Now Kargil is a growing as a tourist spot, with Monasteries, War memorial, Nun Kun Peak, Zanskar Treking, river rafting etc. In winter mercury drops to minus 48 degree Celsius at Drass (Kargil), which is the second coldest inhabited place in the world. The types local population are Brogpas, Baltis, Purik, Shinas and Ladakhi. The languages spoken are Shina, Balti, Purig , Ladakhi ec. As the Balti and Shina languages are written in Urdu script, Urdu is common in the area.

District at a Glance


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