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Union Territory
Taglang La moontain pass in Ladakh
Taglang La moontain pass in Ladakh
Ladakh (pink) in a cairt o Indian-admeenistered Kashmir
Ladakh (pink) in a cairt o Indian-admeenistered Kashmir
Ladakh is located in Indie
Destrict heidquarters o Leh Destrict
Coordinates: 34°10′12″N 77°34′48″E / 34.17000°N 77.58000°E / 34.17000; 77.58000Coordinates: 34°10′12″N 77°34′48″E / 34.17000°N 77.58000°E / 34.17000; 77.58000
Kintra Indie
 • Total86904 km2 (33,554 sq mi)
 • Total270,126
 • Density3.1/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
 • OffeecialLadakhi, Tibetan, Urdu, Balti
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationLeh: JK10; Kargil: JK07
Main ceetiesLeh, Kargil
Infant mortality rate19%[2] (1981)

Ladakh ("laund o heich passes") (Ladakhi: ལ་དྭགས la'dwags; Hindi: लद्दाख़ ; Urdu: لَدّاخ‎) is a union territory in India that currently extendit frae the Kuen Lun moontain range [3] tae the main Great Himalayas tae the sooth, inhabitit bi fowk o Indo-Aryan an Tibetan strynd.[4][5]

  1. This excludes Aksai Chin (37,555 km2), unner Cheenese admeenistration.


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  1. "MHA.nic.in". MHA.nic.in. Archived frae the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 21 Juin 2012.
  2. Wiley, AS (2001). "The ecology of low natural fertility in Ladakh". Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University (SUNY) 13902–6000, USA, PubMed publication. Retrieved 22 August 2006.
  3. The Gazetteer of Kashmir and Ladák published in 1890 Compiled unner the direction o the Quarter Master General in Indie in the Intelligence Branch in fact unequivocally states inter alia in pages 520 an 364 that Khotán is "a province in the Chinese Empire lying to the north of the Eastern Kuenlun (Kun Lun) range, which here forms the boundary of Ladák" an "The eastern range forms the southern boundary of Khotán, and is crossed by two passes, the Yangi or Elchi Díwan, crossed in 1865 by Johnson and the Hindútak Díwan, crossed by Robert Schlagentweit in 1857".
  4. Jina, Prem Singh (1996). Ladakh: The Land and the People. Indus Publishing. ISBN 81-7387-057-8.
  5. "In Depth-the future of Kashmir". BBC News. Retrieved 16 Apryle 2013.