Kargil District is one of the most farflung areas of Jammu & Kashmir State. The entire area is a mountainous & cold desert. This region is separated from the rest of the state by high mountains which are crossed through passes at various points. Kargil District was carved out of the erstwhile District Ladakh in July, 1979. It has a geographical area of 14036 Sq. Kms.
Last update:January 2, 2007 at 22:05:59 UTC