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Nowshera is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 34°08′N 74°48′E / 34.13°N 74.80°E / 34.13; 74.80Coordinates: 34°08′N 74°48′E / 34.13°N 74.80°E / 34.13; 74.80
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Rajauri
Elevation 1,575 m (5,167 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,122
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 79%%

Nowshehra or Naushera is a town and a notified area committee in Rajauri district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.


Nowshehra is located at 34°08′N 74°48′E / 34.13°N 74.80°E / 34.13; 74.80.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,575 metres (5,167 feet).


As of 2011 India census,[2] The total population of Nowshera town is 8,435.The town comprises 1500 houses and 225 shops and spreads on 1144 acre of land. It is situated on the north side of the fertile valley Nowshera about 300ft above the right bank of Tawi river. The town is 124 km from Jammu and 45 km from Rajouri. It is tehsil headquarters and growth center of district. Presently, Nowshera tehsil comprises 58 villages. The total population of tehsil is about 62,000. Out of which more than 50% population is living below poverty line. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nowshera has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 76%. In Nowshera, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. A beautiful village 'Bagnoti' come under the jurisdiction of nowshera. The village is known for its rich cultural and civilized society and the village is also known for his greenery of mountains and the irrigation facilities to the farmers.Electercity and PHE water supply is used by every household in the village. The number of households in the village are:- 272,the population of village is :- 1,421 in which 713 are males and 708 are females.The village have highest literacy rate and sex ratio as compare to other villages of tehsil Nowshera.The litracy rate is so much higher that you can easily find educated people in almost every house of the village and in some households all family members have master degrees in different, there is a large community of teachers in the village and majority of population is engaged in educational department or sector.The village is located on the jammu poonch national highway and it is about 103 km from jammu bus stand.

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