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About Kashmir

Kashmir (Kashmiri: ?????, ??????; Dogri: ??????; Ladakhi: ?????; Balti: ?????; Gojri: ?????; Poonchi/Chibhali: ?????; Shina: ?????; Uyghur: ??????) is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term Kashmir geographically denoted only the valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range.[citation needed] Contemporarily, Kashmir denotes a larger area that includes the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh), the Pakistani administered Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, and the Chinese-administered regions of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract. The United Nations, and other local entities, use the designation Jammu and Kashmir to geographically denote said area.