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How many districts are there in the Union Territory of Ladakh?


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  • The new Union Territory of Ladakh consists of two districts of Kargil and Leh.

  • In 1947, the erstwhile state of J&K had the following 14 districts - Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Reasi, Anantnag, Baramulla, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory.
    • By 2019, the govt of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir had reorganised the areas of these 14 districts into 28 districts.

  • Ladakh became a Union Territory on the 31st  of October 2019. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and distinct culture.
  • Ladakh is most famous for breathtaking landscapes, crystal clear skies, the highest mountain passes, thrilling adventure activities, Buddhist Monasteries and festivals.
  • Kargil District is the only Muslim-majority district within Ladakh.
    • They traditionally lead a nomadic pastoral life. About 90% of them depend on agriculture based on the Indus River for their livelihood. Barley, wheat, buckwheat, peas, rapeseed and beans are the main agricultural products.
  • Ladakh is a mountainous region and a Union Territory in north India and in the area known as the Trans-Himalaya, (the lands beyond the Himalaya: Tibet, Xinjiang and northern Pakistan).
    • It's slightly smaller than Scotland, the settled population lives between 2700m and 4500m, and nomadic encampments can be found even higher. The people are a mixture of Buddhist and Muslim 50% of each.
    • Buddhists are the majority in the east close to the Chinese border and a slight majority overall while Muslims have the majority in the north and west. Travellers are likely to see more of the Buddhists as the majority of the tourist attractions are in the east and directly related to Tibetan Buddhist culture. 

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