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Neelum District
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Neelum is the most northern
district of Azad Kashmir
Area 3,621 km²
Population ()
 • Density
 • /km²
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • District Nazim
 • District Naib Nazim
 • District Council
 • Number of Tehsils

 •  seats 
 • 2
Main language(s) Hindko, Shina, Kashmiri, Kunlan Shahi, Pashto
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The Neelum District (Urdu: ضلع نیلم) is one of the eight districts of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Until recently it was part of Muzaffarabad District. It is bounded by the Gilgit (Northern Areas) to the North, with Kupwara and Baramulla Districts of Jammu and Kashmir to the South and Southeast, Muzaffarabad District to the Southwest and Mansehra District to the West. The district was badly affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.


The district is administratively subdivided into two tehsils:

  • Athmuuqaam Tehsil
  • Sharda Tehsil

Pakistani Languages

Many languages are spoken in the district. Hindko however, is the predominant language and is spoken mostly in the west, southwest and central regions. Shina and Kashmiri are spoken in the Northeast towards the border with Baramulla and Astore District and also in the far north on the cease-fire Line with Diamir District. Pashto is also spoken in a few villages on the Line of Conflict with Baramulla.

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