Kishtwar is the land of harmonious Culture and variety of spoken languages and dialects. Socially, Culturally, Linguistically and Ethnically it may not be a homogeneous unit but both educated and uneducated speak the same language.
• Kishtwar is the 3rd largest district of J&K
• The area of CHOWGAN (Crown of Kishtwar) is near about 520Kanals.
Chander Bhaga (Chenab) river arise from the opposite side of BaraLacha Pass at a height of 5100mts. above sea level.
• River Mariv Sudir Marwa river arises from Saga Glacier near BhotKal in Warwan Pargana at a height of 4421mts. above sea level.
• Chander Bhaga is also known as Asikini in Sanskrit.
• Both these rivers namely Chander Bhaga and Mariv Sudir meet each other at Bhandarkoot.
• Kishtwar has the only Saffron (Kesar) producing land in Jammu province.
Sapphire (Neelam) is the costliest blue stone found in Paddar (KISHTWAR) at an altitude of 4267 Mtrs.
Quartz are also found in Paddar (Kishtwar).
Ruby Gems are found in mountainous area of Kishtwar.
• Kishtwar town is 1634mts. high above the sea level.
• The area of land under Forest in Kishtwar district is approx. 4124.23sq.miles.
• District Institute of Education (D.I.E.T) opened on 1st Jan 1979 at Kishtwar.
• Sukhani is the name of last village of Warwan bordering Anantnag.
• Tun is the name of last village of Paddar bordering Himachal Pradesh.
• In 1905, Islamia Faridia Higher Secondary School was established.
• In 1960, Adarsh Bal Niketan High School was established.
• In 1974, Bharty Vidhya Mandir High School was established.
• In 2001, B.Ed College establishes.
• In 1986, Degree College opened in Kishtwar.

• In 1881, Sapphire mines discovered.
• Om Mehta was the first M.P. from Kishtwar.
• Krishna Mehta was the first lady M.P. from Kishtwar.
• Maharaja Pratap Singh opened the first Govt. School in Kishtwar.
•Some internationally known highest peaks are located in Kishtwar district. The main among these are Nun-Khun (7135 Mtrs), Sickle-Moon (6575 Mtrs), Brahma 1(6416 Mtrs), Brahma 2 (6200 Mtrs) and Shiv Ling (6000 mtrs).
• Kishtwar has the distinction of having the only ‘National Park’ of Jammu province. It is spread over an area of 2100 Sq. Kms in Dachhan and Marwah Tehsils and is known for its rich Flora and Fauna.
• District Kishtwar has two constituencies namely, Kishtwar and Inderwal.
• In 1958, first vehicle entered into Kishtwar. The driver of this vehicle was Budhi Singh.
• No other town in Doda region has a vast plain area as that of Kishtwar and a big play ground named as ‘Chowgan’.
• Kishtwar is the biggest donor of income to the national exchequer. 390 MW Dul-Hasti Hydro-Electric project located at Kishtwar is generating electricity worth Rs 3 crores daily. If the proposed hydro-electric projects of Bursar, Pakkal, Dool, Kiru, Kwar, karthai and ratil having the generating potential of 4400MW are ready, these will take the economy of the country to its new heights.
• Dachhan, Marwah and Warwan, an idyllic region of Kishtwar have been a favourable choice of foreign travellers,historians, trekkers and archeologists.
Height of the Passes:
1. Umasi La or Baddhar Paas : 5340 Mts.
2. Marbal pass or Singur Pass : 3670 Mts.
3. Margan Pass or Lkpatran Pass : 3810 Mts.
4. Synthan Paas : 3784 Mts.
5. Bhot Kol or Lanwilla Pass : 4421 Mts.
6. Nandmarg Pass : 4110 Mts.
7. Sickle Moon : 6575 Mts.
8. Thunther : 5710 Mts.
9. Nun-Khun : 7135 Mts.
10. Brahma-1 : 6416 Mts.
11. Brahma-2 : 6110 Mts.
12. Naginshero Cliff : 4090 Mts.
13. Piparan : 4070 Mts.
14. Arjuna Peak : 6200 Mts.
15. Barnaj-1 : 6110 Mts.
16. Barnaj-2 :6290 Mts.
17. Shiv Ling : 6000 Mts.
• Length of Chenab from its source to Akhnoor border is 570 Kms.

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