Muzaffarabad is the capital of the beautiful and naturally abundant region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Muzaffarabad is the meeting point of the rivers Jhelum and Neelum, and offers breathtaking views of the Tarai Mountains, which are at the foothills of the Himalayas. The town is named after the ruler of the Bomba Dynasty, Sultan Muzaffar Khan, who first established a town in the region.
While Kashmiri is the native language of the area, almost everyone speaks Urdu. But one can also encounter local languages like Shina, Mirpuri, Balti Potohari and Pahari.
It is not just the district of Muzaffarabad, but the region of Kashmir that is famous for its natural resources. The forest covers about 60% of the fertile land, and the region is famous for its Deodar, Fir, Walnut, Blue Pine forests among others. There are also terraces for wheat, rice, maize and vegetable cultivation, and precious stones like aquamarine, ruby and garnet can be found in the mineral reserves.