Mirpur , all the more generally known as New Mirpur City, is the capital of Mirpur area and is the biggest city of Azad Kashmir. The city itself has experienced a procedure of modernization, and the greater part of the encompassing territory stays horticultural. Mirpur is known for its stupendous structures and substantial cottages, essentially financed through its ostracize group, which comes predominantly from Europe (particularly the United Kingdom), Hong Kong, the Middle East, and North America. The principle trim developed amid summer is millet and heartbeats. In any case, different yields, for example, wheat, maize and vegetables are additionally developed. The create of value rice from the paddy fields of khari Sharif between Upper Jhelum Canal and Jhelum stream is exceptionally well known and prominent for its fragrance and taste. The creation of power from Mangla Dam gives the vitality needs to Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Northern Punjab.
A critical part of the populace from the area moved to the United Kingdom in the mid-to-late 1950s and in the mid 1960s, for the most part to West Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands, Luton, Peterborough, Derby and East London. Actually, 70% of every single British Pakistani are British Mirpuris.Mirpur is hence here and there known as “Little England”. Many British items are found, and numerous shops in the city acknowledge the pound sterling.
Mirpur City is at 459 m above ocean level and is connected with the fundamental Peshawar-Lahore Grand Trunk Road at Dina Tehsil. It is the central command of Mirpur District, which has two subdivisions: Mirpur and Dadyal. Mirpur is currently one of the biggest city of Azad Kashmir. The working of the new city in late 1960s prepared for New Mirpur, arranged on the bank of ManglaLake.The venture of four-star lodging PC has been finished. The legislature is wanting to make the second turning lodging of Pakistan in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.
Actually, the remaining parts of the old city (Old Mirpur) are under the waters of the Mangla Lake, bit amid the colder long stretches of March and April, the water level retreats to such a degree, to the point that one can go on cruiser on the old Mirpur, street which still exists. The blessed altars of Syed Abdul Karim and Meeran Shah Ghazi at that point end up unmistakable thus do the remainders of a Sikh gurdwara and in addition a Hindu Mandir, conceivably devoted to the “Mangla Mata” (Mangla mother goddess). The remaining parts of old houses, water wells and memorial parks return too.
Individuals from encompassing territories visit old Mirpur to pay reverence to their antiquated arrive on which they lived and implore on the memorial parks of their friends and family. Urs Mubarak of Meeran Shah and Syed Abdul Kareem are likewise organized in Old Mirpur.
The remaining parts of Old Mirpur portray an outline of pre-Independence city, when numerous religions coincided. Notwithstanding, after division of the State of Jammu Kashmir, the non-Muslim people group (Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs) fled to Jammu.
New Mirpur was very much arranged, and present day structures and sufficient streets serve each piece of city. The prosperity from migration for the most part to the UK is reflected by the structure and vainglorious of the private houses. There are indications of internal venture by the ostracize group living in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and the Middle East. There are various great inns, eateries, shopping centers and other urban offices.
A large portion of the zone’s ragged scenes, extending from Bhimber to Dadyal, are desolate, leaving just a little extend of ripe land however there is exceedingly profitable land close water. One yield developed amid the spring/summer season is millet. Likewise, a couple of ranches develop vegetables and wheat, particularly when the dam water dies down amid the winter season.
The administration of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has effectively created Mirpur mechanically and advanced private interest in a different economy: froth, polypropylene, engineered yarn, motorbikes and bike, material, vegetable oil (ghee), wood and sawmills, cleanser, beauty care products, marble, instant pieces of clothing, matches and rosin, turpentine. The economy of Mirpur produced economy of Azad Kashmir. In any case, a significant part of the foundation still needs change with the goal that top notch items can be acquired.
As a feature of the help/pay bundle in the wake of Mangla Dam, another city is being created along the southeastern edges of Mirpur, with the primary city of Mirpur being multiplied. Much development is happening around the entire locale by Pakistani and Chinese temporary workers, raising the dam. Four towns in the locale have been arranged close to the new city to resettle the populace influenced by the undertaking.
English is normal in instructive institutes. Previously, the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was the main establishment for higher examinations however in the most recent decade, there have been noteworthy changes in the instructive framework. The Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), the Akson College of Health Science (College of Pharmacy) and the Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College have been shaped.
The AJK Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mirpur is in charge of the examinations at bring down levels. Notwithstanding the state-run schools and universities, Mirpur has an all around created private segment giving the training to all factions of the general public, for example, the accompanying:
- 7Cs Professional Institute
- Mohi ud Din Islamic Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Mohi-ud-Din Islamic Medical College
- Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College, Mirpur Azad Kashmir
- Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST)
- Punjab College, Mirpur
- Kashmir Model College Mirpur (KMC)
- The Nimble School Mirpur
- Roots School System
- The City School