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) (Hindi: राजौरी) 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

History[edit]

Rajouri saw some of the toughest fighting during Pakistani intervention in Kashmir during Operation Gibralter. The Town was initially Captured from Indian Army by under cover Pakistani Commandos with the aid of local Mujahideen, However because of overall failure in Operation and an all out war imminent with India, Pakistan withdrew it's troops. Major Malik Munawar Khan Awan a Pakistani Commando officer who led the ferocious attack on Rajouri on the night of 6 August 1965 was later entitled with the name "King of Rajouri" by Pakistani Government.

Geography[edit]

Rajauri is located at 33°23′N 74°18′E / 33.38°N 74.3°E / 33.38; 74.3.[1] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajouri
  2. ^ =IMD