short note on diversity of jammu and kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir  is a state in northern India. It is located mostly in the Himalayan mountains, and shares a border with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south. Jammu and Kashmir has an international border with China in the north and east, and the Line of Control separates it from the Pakistan-controlled territories of Azad Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh , and is further divided into 22 districts. Srinagar is the summer capital, and Jammu is the winter capital. The Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, and Jammu's numerous shrines attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture.
In Jammu and Kashmir, the principal spoken languages are Kashmiri, Urdu, Dogri, Pahari, Balti, Ladakhi, Gojri, Shina and Pashto. However, Urdu written in the Persian script is the official language of the state.Hindi is widely understood by peoples. Many speakers of these languages use Hindi or English as a second language.
Every year, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit holy shrines of Vaishno Devi and Amarnath, which has had significant impact on the state's economy. 

the state government of Jammu and Kashmir established its own education board and university. Education in the state is divided into primary, middle, high secondary, college and university level. Jammu and Kashmir follows the 10+2 pattern for education of children. This is handled by Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education.
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The population of Jammu and Kashmir has a mosaic demographic composition comprising of people belonging to various linguistic, religious and regional identities. The people share many differences as well as similarities. The identities however cross cut each other which in part provide the basis of harmonious interaction across different cultural groups. Ethnically, different groups share same religious identity while as different regional identities share same religious and linguistic features
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