Doda is the largest district in the Jammu region. Doda town after which the district is named is situated at an altitude of 5000 feet above the sea level. The district boundaries do not touch with international borders or the LOC. The district shares border with Anantnag, Ramban, Kishtwar, Udhampur & Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The entire district is hilly.
It has 01 Sub-district, 03 Sub-divisions, 17 Tehsils and 31 Niabats. Doda is divided in 02 assembly constituencies viz. Doda(53) and Bhaderwah(54). There are 237 panchayats in the district.
The district is known for its rich mineral deposits. lead, mica, gypsum, manganese, marble, graphite copper etc are found here. The distict is pre-dominantly rural and has agricultural and pastoral economy.
The district has good potential for tourism including pilgrimage and adventure. Monuments of archaeological importance in the distt. include a fort at Bhadarwah.
Kashmiri, Dogri, Bhadarwahi, Siraji, Punjabi etc are the languages being spoken here in different areas.