The District Shopian derives its name from its Town SHOPIAN, about which Frederic Drew, while justifying the basis of its nomenclature, states that it is the distortion of word “SHAHPAYAN”, i.e, Royal Stay. Shopian has been an ancient Town of Kashmir, which among other factors has a certain historical importance since it is situated on the ancient imperial route commonly known as Mughal Road which connects Lahore & Srinagar. Currently under construction Mughal Road links Distict Shopian with the districts of Rajouri & Poonch.
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At a Glance

Area Population Language Villages
612.9 Sq km 265960 Kashmiri 231
Hon'ble Lt. Governor J&K Sh. Manoj Sinha
District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner/District Collector Shri Sachin Kumar Vaishya, IAS