Jandala, Poonch

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Coordinates: 33°58′N 73°39′E / 33.96°N 73.65°E / 33.96; 73.65 Jandala is a village in the Rawalakot, Union Council Bangoin, Tehsil of the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir. It is in the north east of the district,[1] in the hills above the Jhelum Valley. The district was affected by a major earthquake (7.6 on the Richter scale) in October 2005,[2] and suffered from flooding in July 2006.[3]

The main language spoken is Pahari. Schools are the government High School, the Nishter Public School Jandala and the Nishter inter college for girls and boys.[4] Usually the population is served by the Arja Rural Health Center in Bagh.Main caste or tribe is Mughal while other clans are Abbasi, Syed and Awan also exist there[5][6] The most common drink is chai. The main religion is Sunni Islam.

The main areas of the village include:

  • Kamroota
  • Danna
  • Pooth
  • Bangion
  • Hallan
  • Nakkah Chapur Congola
  • Timroota
  • Sangaat
  • Daab
  • Kayia Na Khaitar
  • Laku Ne Hell
  • Sainwata
  • Laasar
  • Kai Ne Hell
  • Saa Ne Hel
  • Mustana Ra Bazar