Poonch District

Population: 476,820 (2011)

State: Jammu and Kashmir

Language: Kashmiri, Hindi

Headquarters: Poonch

Date of Formation:

Area: 1674 square kilometers

Density of Population: 285 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 68.69 % - Male: 81.04 %, Female: 54.80 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:890


Boundaries of Poonch District


North: Baramulla District, Jammu and Kashmir

South: Rajouri District, Jammu and Kashmir

East: Kulgam District, Shopian District, Jammu and Kashmir

West: Kashmir Region


Poonch District Average Rainfall: 929.2 mm 

Poonch District Average Temperature in Summer: 31.23 deg C 

Poonch District Average Temperature in Winter: 10.96 deg C 





Major Rivers: River Poonch

Tehsils: Haveli, Maidan, Mahara, Surankot

Blocks: Balakote, Bafliaz, Maidan, Marhote, Poonch, Surankot

Assembly Constituencies: Surankot, Mendhar, Poonch Haveli


Poonch District Nearby Attractions


1. Noori Chamb

2. Poonch Fort

3. Girgan Dhok

4. Loran

5. Behramgala

6. Mandi

7. Surankote

8. Dehra Gali

9. Nandi Shool

10. Gurudwara Nangali Sahib

11. Ziarat Pir Fazal Shah Sahib

12. Ramkund Mandir


Poonch District Facts: It is one of the three most backward districts of Jammu and Kashmir that is receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Program. During the partition of India and Pakistan, Poonch was divided into two and one part went to Pakistan and the other was retained with India.


What is Poonch District Famous For: Cross border tensions and military activities


Famous People From Poonch District: Surankote, Mendhar, Poonch Haveli


Poonch District Pin Codes

Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012


Places in Poonch District