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District Kargil

  Topic » Dictionary of India » Districts Profile of India » Jammu and Kashmir Districts
Post By : Rainrays At 0000-00-00 00:00:00

Kargil is a district of state Jammu and Kashmir in India.The District Headquarter is situated at a distance of 205 Kms from Srinagar and 230 Kms from Leh

Geography of Kargil
Kargil district is surrounded by Baramullah, Leh District in the East side, Himachal Pradesh in the South side , Srinagar and Doda Districts in the South-West side and Pakistan in the North-West side. Geographical area of Kargil 14036 Sq. Kms.

The District is divided into four high level natural Valleys namely the
Suru Valley
Drass Valley
The Indus Valley
Upper Sindh Valley of Kanji Nallah Valley.

Lakes and Glaciers in Kargil
Lalung Glacier
Shafat Glacier
Parkachik Glacier   

Latitude of Kargil city :    34 degrees,   32.5 minutes   North
Longitude of Kargil city : 76 degrees,   8.3 minutes   East

About Kargil District

The district of Kargil was one of the districts of Ladakh Wazarat/Province before the Partition of Ladakh in 1947. Kargil district carved out of erstwhile district Ladakh came into existence in July 1979.It lies in the North-east Of Kashmir Valley at a distance of 205 Kms. from Srinagar. Kargil name is said to be derived from the words Khar and rKil. Khar means castle and rKil means center thus a place between castles as the place lay between many kingdoms.

Tehsils in Kargil District
In Kargil there are 3 Tehsils

Blocks in Kargil District
In Kargil there are 9 Blocks
GM Pore/Trespone

Tourist Place in Kargil District
Zanskar (Penzila to Padum Karsha and Zangla)
Sani Monastery
Rangdum Monastery
Karsha Monastery
Stongday Monastery
Shargole Monastery
Phugthal Monastery
Mulbekh Chamba & Monastery

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