Mirpur is the capital and largest city of Mirpur district and one of the largest cities in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.Mirpur city is situated at 459 meters above sea-level and is linked with the main Peshawar-Lahore Grand Trunk road at Dina Tehsil. The building of the new city in late Sixties paved the way for New Mirpur situated on the banks of Mangla lake.A significant portion of the population is settled in England (UK) – mostly in the Midlands and north. For this reason Mirpur is sometimes known as “Little England”. Many products from the UK are found in this city and UK Pound sterling are accepted in many stores.
District Mirpur is located at the extreme South of the State and is linked with Pakistan and the districts of Azad Kashmir through several routes. District Mirpur comprises party plain and party hilly areas. Its hot climate and other geographical conditions closely resemble to those of Jhelum and Gujrat, the adjoining districts of Pakistan. The people of this area are basically agriculturists. During the last four decades a large number of people from this district have gone aboard, especially to United Kingdom. Today they are the major foreign exchange earning resource for Pakistan. As it adjoins the industrial cities of Pakistan,