Bagh, Azad Kashmir
|Elevation||1,676 m (5,499 ft)|
Language and history
Pahari, Potohari, Majhi and Gojri dialects of Punjabi Language are the predominant languages spoken in Bagh.
Before getting the status of an independent district in 1987, Bagh was a part of District Poonch. District Bagh as a whole is rich in variegated natural beauty. Topographically, the district is quite mountainous. The altitude of Bagh Valley is 3405 feet (1038m)
On 8 October 2005, Bagh was hit by a devastating earthquake. 8500 of the population lost their lives (out of 85,000).
The town is situated on the confluence of two mini nallahs, Mahlwani and Mahl, which flow all the year round. The locally recognized "Haji Peer Pass" is about 32 kilometres from Bagh City. In 2011-2012, the population was 87,523. Middle-standard hotels and forest rest-houses are available for visitors, and basic necessities are available in the Bagh bazaars.