Bagh District

city in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Bagh District (Urdu: ضلع باغ‎) is one of the eight districts of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The district, which had been part of Poonch District, was created in 1988. The district is bordered by Muzaffarabad District to the north, by Punjab in the east. It also borders the divided district of Poonch, to the south is the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir and to the east is the Poonch District of India's Jammu and Kashmir state. The total area of the district is 1,368 square kilometers. Bagh District is linked to Muzaffarabad by two roads, one via Sudhan Gali (80 km) and the other through Kohala (97 km). It is 46 km from Rawalakot. The district is well known for its confectionery and bakery products.

Bagh
Map of Azad Kashmir with Bagh highlighted
Map of Azad Kashmir with Bagh highlighted
Coordinates: 33°58′N 73°46′E / 33.967°N 73.767°E / 33.967; 73.767Coordinates: 33°58′N 73°46′E / 33.967°N 73.767°E / 33.967; 73.767
CountryPakistan
Established1988
Area
 • Total1,368 km2 (528 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total503,000
 • Density424/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils3
Websitehttp://www.apnabagh.com

PeopleEdit

The total population of the district according to the 1998 census was 395,000 which is estimated to have increased to 434,000 in 2003, with an annual growth rate of 2%.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 3 tehsils: