Nowshera, Jammu and Kashmir

Nowshera

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Nowshera

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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

Languages

 • Official
Urdu

Time zone
IST (UTC+5:30)

Literacy
79%

Website
rajouri.nic.in

Nowshera (alternatively spelt Nowshehra and Naushera) is a town and tehsil in the Rajauri district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.[1] It is governed by a notified area committee.

Contents

1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Degree College Nowshera
4 See also
5 References

Geography[edit]
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.[2] 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.

Demographics[edit]
As of 2011[update] India census,[3] 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