Religion is one of the major significance in the three regions of J&K. While majority of Hindus reside in Jammu, Islam has quite an influence in the Kashmir valley. Ladakh can be broadly divided into two distinct religious zones. The Kargil district is predominantly Muslim, with the occasional Buddhist population. On the other hand, the majority of the population of Leh District is Buddhist, with a few pockets of Muslims. There is a sizeable Muslim population residing in the Leh town and a few villages around it.