geographical name \ˈkash-ˌmir, ˈkazh-, kash-ˈ, kazh-ˈ\

Definition of KASHMIR

or formerly Cash·mere mountainous region N India (subcontinent) W of Tibet & SW of Xinjiang Uygur; includes valley (Vale of Kashmir) watered by the Jhelum


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent. It is bounded to the northeast and east by China, to the south by India, to the west by Pakistan, and to the northwest by Afghanistan. The land is predominantly mountainous and includes K2 and other peaks of the Karakoram Range. India and Pakistan have disputed over the region since India's partition in 1947. Pakistan occupies the northern and western portions, and India administers the largest area, in the south and southeast, organized as the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In addition, China has administered portions of the northeastern section since 1962.


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