Rajauri

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This article is about the municipality in India. For the district of the same name, see Rajouri district.
Rajauri
Rajouri
City
View of old Jhula Bridge at Medina Colony,Rajouri.
View of old Jhula Bridge at Medina Colony,Rajouri.
Rajauri is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Rajauri
Rajauri
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°23′N 74°18′E / 33.38°N 74.3°E / 33.38; 74.3Coordinates: 33°23′N 74°18′E / 33.38°N 74.3°E / 33.38; 74.3
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Rajouri
Settled 623 BC
Government
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body Rajauri Municipal Council
Elevation 915 m (3,002 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 41,552(Including Kheora and Jawahar Nagar)
Languages
 • Official Urdu, Gojri, Dogri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Rajouri (rəˈʤɔ:rɪ) is a town and a municipal council in Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. Rajauri is about 130 kilometres (81 mi) from Jammu city on the Poonch Highway. Rajauri is known as the Vale of Lakes as there are many lakes around the city. Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University is based in the town.

New Rajauri Bridge

Rajauri Day[edit]

“Rajauri Day” is observed on April 13 to pay homage to those who died for the liberation of Rajouri town from Pakistani raiders in 1948.[1]

Geography[edit]

Rajauri is located at 33°23′N 74°18′E / 33.38°N 74.3°E / 33.38; 74.3.[2] It has an average elevation of 915 metres (3001 feet).

Climate[edit]

The climate of Rajauri is somewhat cooler than the other areas of Duggardesh plains. Summers are short and pleasant while sometimes they may be irritating. The summer temperature generally does not exceed 41 degrees. Winters are cool and chilly characterized with rainfall due to western disturbances. Snowfall is scanty but may occur in cool months like that of December 2012. Average rainfall is 769 millimetres (26.3 in) in the wettest months.

Climate data for Rajauri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19
(66)
20
(68)
31
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
35.5
(95.9)
32
(90)
31
(88)
28
(82)
26
(79)
24
(75)
21
(70)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) 11.8
(53.2)
19.9
(67.8)
23.6
(74.5)
25.9
(78.6)
27.3
(81.1)
29.6
(85.3)
31.5
(88.7)
29.7
(85.5)
22.6
(72.7)
21.7
(71.1)
16.8
(62.2)
10.1
(50.2)
22.1
(71.8)
Average low °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
4.7
(40.5)
13.6
(56.5)
16.0
(60.8)
19.4
(66.9)
24.8
(76.6)
24.5
(76.1)
22.0
(71.6)
18.0
(64.4)
16.4
(61.5)
9.6
(49.3)
1.5
(34.7)
13.7
(56.7)
Record low °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−3
(27)
3
(37)
6
(43)
7
(45)
9
(48)
12
(54)
8
(46)
12
(54)
4
(39)
2
(36)
−4.1
(24.6)
−4.7
(23.5)
Rainfall mm (inches) 50.0
(1.969)
46.4
(1.827)
53.2
(2.094)
26.3
(1.035)
16.0
(0.63)
51.8
(2.039)
283.4
(11.157)
344.5
(13.563)
123.9
(4.878)
38.1
(1.5)
11.9
(0.469)
42.2
(1.661)
1,087.7
(42.823)
Source #1: BBC Weather
Source #2: IMD

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 census,[3] Rajouri itself had a population of 37,552 while the population within the municipal limits was 41,552. Males constituted 57% of the population and females 43%. Rajouri had an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 75.5%: male literacy was 83% and female literacy was 68%. 12% of the population was under 6 years of age. The people are mostly Gujjars, Dogras and Paharis.

Muslims make up 55% of the population, Hindus 42% and Sikhs 2.4%.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "‘Rajouri Day’ observed", The Tribune, 14 April 2007
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajouri
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "Census of India — Administrative divisions". Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2011-09-19.