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Nowshera is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Nowshera is located in India
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°15′N 74°24′E / 33.250°N 74.400°E / 33.250; 74.400Coordinates: 33°15′N 74°24′E / 33.250°N 74.400°E / 33.250; 74.400
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.


Nowshera is a small town located on the bank of Manawer river just 4 km inwards from the Manawer bridge on Jammu-Poonch national highway. It is a border Tehsil of Distt. Rajouri with a vast areal and demographic extent. Given its spatial and demographic extend, Nowshera has been given the status of a Sub-District. It is a beautiful place with a number of tourist attractions including the fort of Mangla Devi, holy cave temple of Mangla Mata, Central Gurudwara of Sikhs in Nonial, Qila Darhal and other Dargahs and temples. The literacy rate of Nowshera is very high with low male-female literacy gap that shows that there is deep inclination of people towards education. 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).

Central Gurudwara Nonial, foundation stone was laid by Sant Baba Sunder Singh ji (before independence) in Upper Nonial.


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 300 ft 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's 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. Tourist places in Nowshera are Mangla Devi, holy cave temple of Mangla Mata, Central Gurudwara of Sikhs in Nonial, Qila Darhal and other Dargahs and temples among which Central Gurudwara of Sikhs is near to the city. [3]

Degree College Nowshera[edit]

This college start functioning from 2008 with the enrolment of 233. It was opened in the premises of Govt. Boys Middle School, Nowshera with four class rooms under makeshift arrangement from the academic session started in June 2008. In total 230 students were enrolled in B.A. Part-1 during that session. So far the college worked under the supervision of Prof. Gopal Gupta who managed the affairs of GDC, Nowshera being in the capacity of Nodal Principal for first two months. Dr. Nutan Resutra was the first formal head of this institution from 07-07-2008 to 14-06-2009. He was instrumental in managing all activities in the first formative years of this prime institution. After his transfer, Prof. Zahoor A. Bhat took over that responsibility and delivered his services till 18-04-2010. Presently, Prof. S.P. Chopra has taken over as third Principal of this college form 22-04-2010 till date. It is worth mentioning here that he is always ready to go to any extent in helping this institution and its students to promote the cause of education. He often shows no sign of unhappiness even to sit outside when it becomes imperative to take classes in his own chamber.

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