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Country  India
University  Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University
Languages spoken  Urdu, Gojri, Dogri
State  Jammu and Kashmir
District  Rajouri

Rajouri (r???o:r?) (Hindi: ) 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.


Map of Rajauri

Rajauri Day

“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.


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.


At the 2011 census, 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 and Paharis.

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


Rajauri in the past, History of Rajauri

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 its 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.


Rajauri is located at 33.38°N 74.3°E? / 33.38; 74.3. It has an average elevation of 915 metres (3001 feet).


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