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Map of Azad Kashmir with Kotli highlighted
Map of Azad Kashmir with Kotli highlighted
Country Pakistan
Established 1975
 • Total 1,862 km2 (719 sq mi)
 • Total 640,000
 • Density 352/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils 5

Kotli (Urdu: ضلع کوٹلی) is one of the eight districts of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Kotli is the capital city of the district. Kotli used to be a small town between Mirpur and Muzaffarabad, but has recently grown in size.


The district of Kotli used to be a sub-division of Mirpur District until 1975. Before 1947, it was a part of the Jammu area. The district is bounded by the Indian part of Kashmir in the east, and by Mirpur District in the south and Rawalakot to its north. The district is divided into three tehsils (sub-divisions)

The district covers a total area of 1862 square kilometres. Kotli is now the largest city by population (656,000).

Before the division of Kashmir in 1947, Nakyal was part of Mehndar sub-division of Poonch.

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