If you walked up to someone on
the street and asked them to point out where Kashmir was located
on a map, chances are they would look at you strangely and
not be able to point it out. If you asked them facts about
Kashmir they would probably look at you oddly and ask you
where that was located. Here is your chance to be able to
know about this Indian state called Kashmir.
Here is a quick fact sheet about Kashmir
that will give you the basic information needed about this
region of India.
Kashmir is mainly considered a state of India.
However, it is really divided into three different sections
that are ruled by three separate countries. The northwestern
most part is ruled by Pakistan, northeastern part is ruled
by China and the central and south part is ruled by India.
There are over 11 million people living in the
whole area of Kashmir. Over 7.25 million of those people live in
the Indian ruled section of the country. 3.6 million people live
in the Pakistan controlled area and at the moment there are no statistical
records of how many people might be living in the China ruled area.
The official religion of the area of Kashmir will
depend upon what part of Kashmir you are in. In the Kashmir Valley
and Pakistan ruled areas the religion that is followed is that of
Muslim. However, in the Jammu area Hindu is widely followed and
in Ladkha area the religion that is followed is that of Buddhism.
Some of the favorite dishes that are served in
the Kashmir area include dum aloo which is a potato dish with lots
of spices used for the sauce, lamb or mutton, cottage cheese, spiced
meatballs and vegetables. Alcohol is not usually permitted anywhere
in the Kashmir area and can be hard to find.