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|• Total||1,642 km2 (634 sq mi)|
|Elevation||737 m (2,418 ft)|
|• Density||58.47/km2 (151.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:00 (PST)|
|Website||Muzaffarabad Local Government|
|Climate chart (explanation)|
The city is located in Muzaffarabad District near the confluence of the Jhelum and Neelum rivers. The district is bounded by the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the west, by the Kupwara and Baramulla districts of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir in the east, and the Neelum District of Azad Kashmir in the north.
Muzaffarabad was founded in 1646 by Sultan Muzaffar Khan of the Chak dynasty which ruled Kashmir. Sultan Muzaffar Khan also completed Muzaffarabad's Red Fort that same year to ward off incursions from the Mughal Empire.
The city was near the epicenter of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.6. The earthquake destroyed about 50% of the buildings in the city (including most of the official buildings) and is estimated to have killed up to 80,000 people in the Pakistani-controlled areas of Kashmir. As of 8 October 2005 the Pakistani government's official death toll was 87,350. Some estimates put the death toll over 100,000.
- Pattika (Naseerabad)
People from MuzaffarabadEdit
- Anam Najam, medical doctor and psychiatrist
- Muzaffarabad at Sunmap Archived 2011-08-31 at the Wayback Machine. Sunmap.eu. Retrieved on 2012-07-03.
- World Weather Information Service. Worldweather.wmo.int (2006-10-05). Retrieved on 2012-07-03.
- Ahmad, Pirzada Irshad (2003). A Hand Book on Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Nawab Sons Publication. ISBN 978-969-530-050-3.
- Stuart, Julia. (2006-01-01) IoS Appeal: Last chance to donate to quake victims Archived 2006-01-16 at the Wayback Machine. News.independent.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-07-03.
- Information about SPs District Muzaffarabad Archived 2007-11-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Google Maps. Maps.google.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-07-03.