Bagh, Azad Kashmir

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Bagh
Town
Bagh is located in Pakistan
Bagh
Bagh
Coordinates: 33°58′25″N 73°47′30″E / 33.9735°N 73.7918°E / 33.9735; 73.7918Coordinates: 33°58′25″N 73°47′30″E / 33.9735°N 73.7918°E / 33.9735; 73.7918
Country  Pakistan
State Azad Kashmir
District Bagh
Elevation 1,676 m (5,499 ft)
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone PST
Bagh Valley

Bagh City (Urdu: باغ ‎) is the chief town and district headquarters of the Bagh District, Azad Kashmir. The town is situated on the confluence of two small nullahs, Malwani & Mall.

Language and history[edit]

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)

2005 earthquake[edit]

On 8 October 2005, Bagh was hit by a devastating earthquake. 8500 of the population lost their lives (out of 85,000).[1]

Geography[edit]

Bagh is located 80 Kilometres from Muzaffarabad, the capital city of Azad Kashmir. It is 160 Kilometres from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Bank - Pakistan Earthquake, A Year After
  2. ^ Bagh; "Pakistani Tourism" online site (AJK.gov.pk); accessed ???.

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