Shopian District is one of the districts of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Its headquarters are located at Shopian. Shopian is surrounded by Badgam district and Pulwama district from north, Kulgam district from east south and west.
The first and foremost political and social activist from Shopian was Late Pt. Swaroop Nath Saraf, popularly known as "Baba-e-Shopian" (Father of Shopian). It was Pt. Saraf, who led the popular agitation in 1979 for giving Shopian the much-aspired District status.