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Note: The UC prefix is used for administration purposes as Rawalpindi District has a total of 90 Union Councils.
The British Raj quickened the pulse of the district when it took control of the Murree Hills, but the quiet routine of the ordinary hillman was never seriously interrupted or changed. During the Raj, the hills and valleys of Murree had denser forests than today. It even had a variety of wildlife. It is difficult to say when, where and how the first human dwelling started on Murree hills. From the layman’s point of view, it happened roughly a thousand years back. This assumption is based upon the study of old graves and centuries-old plants found growing in the vicinity. The construction and style of graves and the direction in which they are made also help in determining their age.
According to the 1901 census of India, Murree Tehsil contained 1 town (Murree) and 258 villages, the total population was recorded as 52,303 which was an increase of 14.3% from 1891 - of this 1,463 were literate. The population density was 202.7 per square mile, (total area=258 square miles).
2005 earthquake 
The Satti are the main tribe of the area. The Kethwal Rajputs are the second largest tribe in the area. Their origins lie in Kerman Persia; they travelled eastwards and settled in the hills. The Kethwals are well established in the Charhan, Ghel and Ban areas of Murree (Tehsil). The Dhanyal is the third largest tribe in area. The Jasgam are the fourth largest tribe.
See Also Demography of Rawalpindi District
The satti tribe is the main tribe of murree therefor create kotli sattian tehsil the population of dhund and kethwal are now very short.According to population census of 1998 Murree has a population of 176,426 persons of which 90,780 are male while 85,646 are female and in this population include all tribes dhund,kethwal, satti e.t.c But the population of only satti is 81,523 therefore its is the big population of kotli sattian.
Murree hills culture 
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Tribal histories 
- Dhoond Khan Abbasi (from whom the Dhond Abbasi tribe descended), came to Murree in the middle of the 12th century.
- While Mohazzam Shah, alias Dhanni Pir (from whom the Dhanyal tribe descended), arrived around 1190 from Dhanni, Chakwal, Shah's parents had ruled Multan State for about 190 years and were descended from Alvis, who migrated from Iraq early in the 8th century. Mohazzam Shah supported Shahabuddin Ghouri intermittently to curb the activities of Dogra Rajputs, who were against his leadership. In the 13th century, Mohazzam Shah died fighting against the Hindu Dogra Rajputs, and a separate tribe, Dhanyal, was established. The followers of Mohazzam Shah have made a shrine in his memory on Lehtrar Road, a rural area of Islamabad. All Dhanyals are Alvis and are the descendants of Mohazzam Shah. As he had control over Kashmir, Murree and the surrounding area, the tribe is often called Raja, a king tribe in the locality. Between Dhanyals, they have seven or eight offshoots of the tribe living in Hazara, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Bagh Azad Kashmir, Sialkot, Chakwal, Multan and other parts of Pakistan. All are Sunni Muslims. Although they have never participated in the national politics of Pakistan, they are well represented in the Pakistani Armed Forces. Hundreds of Dhanyals sacrificed their lives in World War II and the Indo-Pakistani wars of 1947, 1965 and 1971.
- Raja Afzal Khan was famous politician of Satti Tribe. He contested lagislative assembly election and was second Chairman of Union Council Chahrian, who belongs to Village Dhal. His family is head of Dhal valley. and also Raja Saim ul Haq Satti / Saimul Haq Satti Former Joint Secretary High Court Bar Association, Rawalpindi; Chairman Voice of Human Rights Org giving free legal aid to a large number of downtrodden people without any discrimination and principal Counsel at Barrister and Al Haq Corporate Law Firm www barrister-sa.pk and Ghulam Murtaza Satti PPP_100.jpg PPPP غلام مرتضیٰ ستی Advisor IPDFEx-MNA, NA-50 (Rawalpindi-I)
Historically, hunger and starvation pushed many people towards the plains or into the army, police and other services. Farming and cattle breeding, the two main occupations of the hill people, have not improved in recent times. Despite the poor returns, farming is the main occupation of the hill people. Farmers in the hilly tracts cannot double-crop, as the climate and irrigation do not give high yields. The average farmer has a holding of four or 5 acres (20,000 m2) land, the small size making farming even more difficult. Cattle breeding is another popular occupation but is not done for profit. Cows are kept to supply milk for household consumption, and bulls are used to work the ploughs. Hill cows are hardy but small. An indigenous cow would give a maximum of one seer of milk.
When the Murree Sanatorium developed, it create a great demand for milk. It stimulated the local Zamindars to import milk-cows from other districts. Buffaloes would give two to twelve seers of milk. The profit in milk sales was considerable as milk was sold at the fixed price of one anna per seer. But these windfall profits lasted only until the end of the season. As for large flocks of sheep and goats, they were valued more for providing manure than for milk, meat or skin. In those days, it was a common custom to get the Gujjar herdsmen to assemble their flocks on unsown fields at night. In return, the farmers provided food to the herdsmen. The droppings of sheep and goats fertilised their fields with the best manure available in the hills. Profits from the two main occupations of the hillmen were adequate only if the Zamindars had additional income, but the majority did not. In the absence of an industrial base, local potential was unrealized.
In the past, traditional flour mills (jandar) on waterfalls were used to crush grains. Bulls and horses are used to carry water from the Choha spring, and the people also use bulls to carry military equipment and food from Rawalpindi Railway Station to the Murree Hills.
The rural population of Murree lived in far-flung, small hamlets called dhoks and Grann. Each dhok consisted of at least one to fifty houses. A hamlet comprised fewer than a dozen houses. Each family had its own house and cattle sheds constructed in the middle of its own fields. This isolation was desired and voluntary and inspired by their elders. The need for mutual protection often forced the rural population of the countryside to congregate and live in large villages, but the hill people felt no such compulsion. Their priorities lay in two entirely different directions. In the winter, the hill people stayed in their mud houses with fires to stay warm, but during the British Raj, the favoured construction pattern changed to the European style. The sunny bank where the old houses were, which is the property of Sheikhs, is known as the Mohallah Sheikhwalla. The Shees Mahal are also the property of Sheikhs.
Population density 
The quality of soil in the hills varies from place to place. The Zamindars therefore may not get the best piece of land in one village alone. The land may be in patches that are scattered at great distances from each other. Hence, the difference between manured and unmanured soil determines their choice of residence. They have distributed their dwellings with the view of readily obtaining manure for a land that appears potentially fertile. Actually, the soil of Murree and Patriata and Karore spurs was considered the best in the tehsil. It was deep and earthy. High-return crops could be grown in it with the help of ample rainfall and a lot of hill manure. When compared with the rich soil of the Punjab plains, it was not as good, but by the hill standards it was satisfactory. For this reason, the Murree, Patriata and Karore spurs are densely populated compared to the other spurs.
Until 1947, the coexistence of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim populations in the Murree Hills was a significant feature. The great bulk of population in the rural areas was of Sunni Muslims. In a rural population of around 10,000, there were 9,000 Muslims, more than 500 Hindus and nearly 450 Sikhs. When the urban and rural populations are taken together, for every 10,000 people, there were a just over 1,000 Hindus, nearly 500 Sikhs and approximately 8,500 Muslims. Despite their predominance, the Muslims were not overbearing. They were tolerant of other religions and lived with them in harmony. However, there was a little animosity towards the Sikhs. This was due to the sufferings undergone by the Muslims due to the inaccurate assessment of land revenue under the Sikh rule.
The atmosphere was of mutual tolerance among the three groups. In those days, the Hindu population was more concentrated in Potah Kotli Sattian, Phapprial, Angoori, Kallan Bassan and Deval. The latter's name was derived from a small temple it had. In the Hindi language, deval means the abode of gods or a temple. Other Hindu sites were concentrated in Murree Station. At the far end of Lower Bazar, the Hindus had their own locality called Mohallah Shiwala." The Sheikh are also the part of the sunny bank is the other home of the Sheikhs. The Sheikhs of Dheri spent summer vacations there. Famous Sheikhs include Sheikh Abdul, Ghani the Kani, and Sarkar. The Quaid e Azam also spent vacations with Sheikhs such as Sheikh la Jalil, Sheikh Haji, and Abdul Qadir.