Leh is one of the two districts located in Ladakh, the other being the Kargil District to the west, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Geography of Leh
Geographical area of Leh district is 82665 sq.Kms. Leh district is bounded by China in the north and eastern part , Pakistan occupied Kashmir in the West side and Lahul Spiti of Himachal Pardesh in South East side.
Lakes and Glaciers in Leh District
Tso Morari Lake
Chong Kumdan Glacier
Latitude of Leh city : 32 to 36 degree North
Longitude of Leh city : 75 degree to 80 degree East
About Leh District
Leh is the largest district in India in terms of area.The whole of Ladakh was under the administration of Leh until July 1, 1979, when the Kargil and Ladakh administrative districts were created.
Culture of Leh District
Majority of the people follow Buddhism. Muslims and Hindus are in minority. Cultivation and animal husbandry are the main occupations of the people.
Tehsils in Leh District
In Leh there are 6 Tehsils
Blocks in Leh District
In Leh there are 9 Blocks
Assembly constituencies in Leh District
Cities and Towns in Leh District
Religious and Historical Places in Leh District
Jama Masjid, Leh
Monastery (Hemis, Alchi, Spituk, Phyang, Shey, Thikse)
National Monuments in Leh District
Old Castle Tsemo Hill
Stupa at T- Suru
Sculpture at Drass
Rock Cut Sculpture at Mulbekh
Monastery Place in Leh District
Stok Place & Monastery
Shey Place & Monastery
Major Crops of Leh District
Barley, vegetables, and fruits such as apple and apricot are the main crops.