About Our City

 
 

Mirpur Azad Kashmir is the largest and beautiful city of Azad Kashmir. There are many other cities in the world with the name of Mirpur ( in India, Bangladesh and in Pakistan), but the Mirpur city in Azad Kashmir is the most famous all over the world. Mirpur is partly mountainous area and partly plain area. It has hot and dry climate, geographical conditions closely resemble with the northern Pakistani Punjabi cities of Jhelum, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Mirpur city is situated at 459 meters above sea-level and is linked with the main Peshawar-Lahore Grand Trunk road at Dina Tehsil. Mirpur is located near to the Pakistani Industrial cities of Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Lahore and Sialkot etc. It has also successfully developed industries for example Textile, Vegetable fat (ghee), garments, scooters, cosmetics and many other.

Mirpur city is the headquarter of Mirpur district, which comprises on two sub divisions, Mirpur and Dadyal. Mirpur city was newly developed in late sixties on the bank of Mangla Lake. Infact the remains of the old city are underneath the waters of the Mangla Lake.

Mirpur is well planed and the buildings are mostly of modern design, in addition there is significant inward investment from expatriates now living in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and the Middle East. The city has a number of hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and other urban facilities.

 

EDUCATION

The literacy rate in Mirpur is quite high. It is affected by the emigrating tendency in the youngsters to UKEnglish language is common in educational institutes. Previously the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir was the only institution for higher studies but in the last decade there are significant changes in the educational infrastructure. The formation of Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) and recently Akson College of Health Science(College of Pharmacy), Mohi-ud-Din Islamic Medical College & Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College are extraordinary achievements.

AJK Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mirpur is responsible for the studies at lower levels. In addition to the state-run schools and colleges, Mirpur has a well-developed private sector providing the education to all sects of the society.