Muzaffarabad is the capital of Azad Kashmir. It is
located in Muzaffarabad District on the banks of the Jhelum and Neelum rivers.
The district is bounded by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the west, by the Kupwara and
Baramulla districts of Indian-held Kashmir in the east, and the Neelum District
of Azad Kashmir in the north. According to the 1998 Census, the population of
the district was 725,000, and according to a 1999 projection, the population
had risen to almost 741,000. The district comprises three tehsils, and the city
of Muzaffarabad serves as the cultural, legislative and financial capital of