(Last Updated on : 09-08-2016)
Reasi district is a region formed with the ancient town of Reasi, but the district was formed to get the new speed to administer the local government.
Location of Reasi District
Reasi district is one of the eight newly created districts of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Geography of Reasi District
Reasi district is bordered by Udhampur district
and Ramban district in the east, Jammu district in the south, Rajouri district
in the west and by Kulgam district
on the north.
History of Reasi District
Reasi is one of the oldest towns of the Jammu and Kashmir
State, which is now the capital of Reasi district. It was the seat of the erstwhile Bhimgarh State, said to have been established by Raja Bhim Dev somewhere in the 8th century. It remained an independent principality till 1822, when Raja Gulab Singh the then Governor of Jammu hill region, under the Sikh empire, consolidated the small states. Up until 1948 Reasi was a District of Jammu Province, but in the first administrative reorganization of the State undertaken in 1948 the major part of the then district Reasi was merged with district Udhampur, while some areas became part of Poonch District
Geography of Reasi District
Reasi District is located at a distance of 64 km from Jammu and is bounded by Tehsil Gool-Gulabgarh in the north, Tehsil Sunderbani and Kalakote of Rajouri District in the west, Tehsil Udhampur in the east, Tehsils Jammu and Akhnoor of District Jammu on the south.
Climate of Reasi District
Reasi district falls in sub-tropical zone and the rest in temperate zone. Summers are generally warm and winters cold with snowfall on the high ridges. One of the most beautiful things about Reasi district is that in summer the temperature of Reasi district will be less than most of the districts in Jammu and Kashmir and in winter its temperature will be higher than other districts in Jammu. So this makes Reasi favourable for all kinds of people visiting there.
Demography of Reasi District
Reasi district has a population of 314,667. This gives it a ranking of 570th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 184 inhabitants per square kilometre (480/sq mi). The population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 27.06%. Reasi district has a sex ratio of 891 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 59.42%. Reasi district has a population which is a blend of almost equal percentage of Muslims and Hindus and has set an example for tolerant and peaceful religious co-existence. Reasi's population stands at 314,667 (2011) constituting 49.66% of Muslims and 48.90% of Hindus. The main languages spoken in Reasi are Urdu, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Dogri and Gojri.
Tourism in Reasi District
Reasi district has the ample number of tourist opportunity. At first, as the climate is favourable here, the people visit this place at any time of the year. As Reasi district is rich in medieval and ancient history, it has forts, monuments made by British East India Company
, Sikh Dynasty and the Hindu kings of ancient and modern Kashmir. Bhimgarh Fort and the archaeological park of Bhimgarh Fort
attract a large number of tourists.
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