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Sehnsa is a large town in Pakistan Administered Azad Kashmir which lies on the west of Gulpur on the Kotli-Rawaplindi road. Sehnsa is a sub-divisional (Tehsil) headquarters of Kotli district in the center of Sehnsa valley.


The literacy rate of this area is more than 98% because of a number of education institutes working hard to provide quality and modern education.


Sehnsa has a variety of shops and as a trading base, connecting the town to many other parts of Azad Kashmir as well as Pakistan.

Earthquake 2005[edit]

On October 8, 2005 this city also felt strong jerks but nothing type of damage occurred. On the same day the leading NGO(Khidmat Khalq Trust) ? went to the affected areas of AJK. it was the first NGO to reach the Bagh district and help the affected people. This NGO remained there for almost 6 months and helped in building homes of damaged people. People of Sehnsa also participated in helping their affected brothers with all they had. They shared every thing they had .


The entire population are Muslims.


Sehnsa is on the Kotli-Rawalpindi main road Azad Kashmir. between Pounch and jehlem rivers there is a 40 kilometers long vall

Geography and climate[edit]

Sehnsa is a small city and sub-divisional headquarters in the District Kotli in Azad Kashmir. Sehnsa is very well connected to many other parts of Azad Kashmir as well as Pakistan. It is located at a lower level in the valley. It is a picturesque city, where nearby dwells forests and a landscape of natural beauty attracts the visitors.

Sehnsa lies on the Kotli-Rawalpindi road, just before Holar (the boundary point between Azad Kashmir and Pakistan). Sehnsa is a sub-divisional (Tehsil) headquarters of Kotli district in the center of Sehnsa valley. It is 35 km from Kotli. Nearby is the scenic Bruhian surrounded by Chir forests and natural beauty. Sehnsa is positioned at a lower level to that of the surrounding area at a range of 35 km from Kotli. It is a picturesque town, with nearby forests and a landscape of natural beauty. It has a mild climate, aided by the range of the area.There is a beautiful village,named Piahi, right next to the main bazaar of Sehensa.The village has much natural beauty. There are many plane areas in this region of which one is Bharand. It is beautiful area with greenery covering the all area. For away from the Potha bazar with the side of jungle there is an old fort of British times. Now the constructive condition of this first is quite affected by weather but still it is a part of Sehnsa History. The Sehnsa Valley is surrounded by the mountains and seems like a Cup from areal view. In winters the whole Sehnsa Valley is covered with fog and the surroundings hills present an imaginary view because of glittering water flowing down from their tops. Nearby is the scenic area of Bruhian surrounded by Chir (pine) forests and natural beauty. Around bruhian you can find langoors[kind of monkeys]peacocks and natives of this area who stick to their traditions as practiced centuries ago. Atkora is one of the largest village of Tehsil Sehnsa. This village is most beautiful having all necessities of life. The main feature of this village is; it is surrounded by mountains . Main thing that increases the beauty of the village is forest of palm trees and other wooden trees. .Nawan Sharif is the most beautiful valley of Tehsil Sehnsa. In the middle of the valley there is a Shrine of Hazrat Baba Sheikh Choor Badshah. Thousands of people visit this shrine on every Thursday and during weekdays in every month from Sehnsa, Kotli, Dadyal and in different areas of Distt Suddunhoti and Rawalpindi. The village dharyar(Terhiar)is situated on east bank of river Jehlum on border of neighbouring of Pakistan this is big village and very beautiful location. This is on a top hill where some can view Gulpur and Sehnsa town where Lt. Sardar Baro Khan shaheed started freedom fight against Dogra regime in pre-independence South Asia.


The common language is Pothohari, an Indo-European language which differs to an extent from Urdu, the national language of Pakistan.


There are many tribes in Sehnsa named, Syed,Sudduzai, Janjua,Rajput,Choudary,Jaat,Awan, Mughals, Malik Awan, etc

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