Rajouri district

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Map of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir

Rajouri (Urdu: ضلع راجہئری) is a District in Jammu and Kashmir, India. Since it borders the Islamic Republic of Pakistan's side of the Line of Control, it is the site of infiltration and militant activity. Rajouri is also notable for the presence of many Gujjar and Bakerwal villages, particularly towards the Pir Panjal mountain range.

The District has 7 Tehsils (towns) namely Rajouri Tehsil, Darhal Tehsil, Nowshera Tehsil, Sunderbani Tehsil, Kalakote Tehsil, Budhal Tehsil and Thannamandi Tehsil and 7 Blocks of Rajouri, Manjakote, Darhal, Budhal, Kalakote, Sunderbani and Nowshera. In overall, per official 1981 estimates, the population as divided by religion is 97% Muslim, 2% Sikh and 1% Hindu. Rajouri district is famous for its local cheese all over the state along with milk products, one of the famous dish in Rajouri is "makki di roti" ( i.e maize bread) which is consumed best with a fresh cup of tea (chai), most of the people are farmers and they do subsistence farming.

Tehsils of Rajouri[change | change source]