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Rajouri District

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Rajouri is a district of Jammu region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Line of Control lies to its west, Poonch to its north, the Reasi district to the east and the Jammu district to its south. Rajouri is famous for its kalari . Representing an ancient principality, Rajouri was a joint district, along with Reasi, at the time of princely state's accession to India in 1947. The two tehsils were separated and Rajouri was merged with the Poonch district. Rajouri again became a separate district in 1968.The Rajouri district comprises six tehsils . The land is mostly fertile and mountainous. Maize,wheat and rice are the main crops of the area and the main source of the irrigation is the river Tawi that originates from the mountains of Pir Panjal. Though Urdu and English are the main mediums of instruction, the other dialects such as Gujri, Pahari and Dogri are much spoken at the informal level. Gujri is mainly spoken by the Gujjar and Bakarwal tribes who are known for there traditional outlook usually have flowing beard, turban and shalvar kamiz. they are excellent farmers, land lords herding goats, sheep and horses. Gujjar and Bakarwal tribes constitute approximately 35% of population of this district.the main line of difference between Gujjar and Bakerwal is that the former are farmers as they own land while the latter are nomads who herd cattle. The population is officially divided along the religious lines – though religiously diverse masses normally live in peace and harmony. The religious proportions, according to the 2011 census were, 62.71% Muslim, 34.54% Hindu; 2.41% Sikhs and others.
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