- a city in and the summer capital of Kashmir, on the Jhelum River.
[kash-meer, kazh-, kash-meer, kazh-]
- Also Cashmere. a former princely state in SW Asia, adjacent to India, Pakistan, Sinkiang, and Tibet: sovereignty in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
- Official name Jammu and Kashmir. the part of this state occupied by India, forming a state in the Indian union. About 39,146 sq. mi. (101,387 sq. km). Capital: Srinagar (summer); Jammu (winter).
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Examples from the Web for srinagar
The new uprising in the Kashmiri capital of Srinagar makes it imperative to get back to the back channel and finish the talks.Worse Than Afghanistan
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After Shafi phoned him about the book, Peer drove up to the capital city of Srinagar with a copy of Curfewed Night.Peering Into Kashmir's Turmoil
March 27, 2010
At the town of Gilgit we have a reproduction in little of the valley of Srinagar.
During that year 5781 persons died in Srinagar and 5931 in the villages.
We made a pilgrimage to the ancient Srinagar temple of Swami Shankara.
Our approach to Srinagar was through an avenue of tall, welcoming trees.
Instead of going all the way by road, boat may be taken at Baramula for Srinagar.Kashmir
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- a city in N India, the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, at an altitude of 1600 m (5250 ft) on the Jhelum River: seat of the University of Jammu and Kashmir (1948). Pop: 894 940 (2001)
- a variant spelling of cashmere
- a region of SW central Asia: from the 16th century ruled by the Moguls, Afghans, Sikhs, and British successively; since 1947 disputed between India, Pakistan, and China; 84 000 sq km (33 000 sq miles) in the northwest are held by Pakistan and in part known as Azad Kashmir (Free Kashmir), part as the Northern Areas; an area of 42 735 sq km (16 496 sq miles) in the east (the Aksai Chin) is held by China; the remainder was in 1956 officially incorporated into India as the state of Jammu and Kashmir; traversed by the Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges and the Rivers Jhelum and Indus; a fruit-growing and cattle-grazing region, with a woollen industry. Capitals: (Jammu and Kashmir) Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter); (Azad Kashmir) Muzaffarabad; (Northern Areas) Gilgit
Word Origin and History for srinagar
from Sanskrit Kashypamara "land of Kashyap," said to be the name of a renowned sage. Related: Kashmiri.
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