Govt of India releases new Map of J&K and Ladakh UTs

After abrogation of Article 370 and implementation of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill 2019 on 31st October, Government of India has released a new political Map of J&K and Ladakh Union territories.

Order of Home ministry

After this, under the reorganization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, from October 31, 2019, the J&K divided into two union territories.

Map of J&K and Ladakh UTs

Now India has total 28 states and 9 Union territories. Name of 9 union territories are :

  1. Jammu & Kashmir
  2. Ladakh
  3. Delhi
  4. Chandigarh
  5. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  6. Daman & Diu
  7. Lakshadweep
  8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  9. Puducherry
New Political Map of India

Kargil and Leh are two districts in the new Ladakh Union Territory and the remaining part of Jammu and Kashmir State is in the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Source: Govt of India

In 1947, there were 14 districts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir – Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Reasi, Anantnag, Baramulla, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory.

Source: Govt of India

By 2019, the state government of Jammu and Kashmir had reorganized the areas of these 14 districts into 28 districts. The names of the new districts are Kupwara, Bandipur, Ganderbal, Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Samba and Kargil.

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