Ladakh is a region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
It lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south.
It is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent majority of Ladakhis are Tibetan Buddhists
and the rest is mostly Shi'a Muslim.
It was ruled by the Namgyal dynasty since 950 until 1842, but the king of Ladakh retains the royal palace at Stok to this day.
In 1979, Ladakh was subdiided into two districts for administrative purposes.
Area: 86.904 sq km
Pop : 270.126