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Kupwara District

Kupwara is the backward frontier District of Kashmir Valley and is full of scenic beauty.Dense forests and rich wild life make it significant from tourism and wildlife point of view. Nature has been very kind to Kupwara. Kupwara was carved out of Baramulla Distt. in the year 1979 ,the geographical area is 2379 sqkm.
In the east and south lie baramula, in the west and north there is LOC which separates it from Muzaffrabad Azad Kashmir. It is 90 Kms from Srinagar.
The altitude is 5300ft above sea level.Kishenganga is the main river originating from Himalyas that flows through the outer area of Kupwara finally joining Jhelum at Domel in POK. Hilly areas of Karnah, Machil, Keran are situated at the LOC. The Climate of the Distt is pleasant in Spring, moderate in summer and cold in winter. Temperature rises to 37 degrees in summer to minus 10 degrees in winter. Forests of kupwara have Deodar, Kail, fir,Pine,Elm and blue in abundance. Chinars,Poplars and walnuts are grown in the area. There is wide range of wildlife , among the birds crows, vultures, falcons, woodpeckers, swallows, bushchats, flycatchers,bulbul,dove,pigeons are found and mong the animals blackbear, redbear, tigers, goats, markhor, monkeys, wildbulls, muskdeer are found. Administratively Kupwara is divided in three tehsils viz Kupwara, Handwara, Karnah.
Famous Mountain Ranges Peaks and Passes
Kijinag mountain Range
Shamas Bary peak
Caves of Raja Ram
Asmala slope
Tumar Pass
Farktan
Jar Pass
Harwan Pass

 

 

 

 

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