Brief About Reasi District
Reasi is one of the oldest towns of the J&K State. It was the seat of the erstwhile Bhimgarh State, said to have been established by Raja Bhim Dev somewhere in 8th century. It remained an independent principality till 1822, when Maharaja Gulab Singh the then King of Jammu consolidated small states. Up-till 1948 Reasi was a District of Jammu Province, but in the first administrative reorganization of the State undertaken in 1948 major part of the then district Reasi was merged with district Udhampur, while someareas became part of District Poonch (now Rajouri).
An historical fort named as Bhimgarh Fort, but generally also known as‘Reasi Fort’ is located in the town of Reasi on a hillock approximately 150 meters high. As per local lore initially the fort was made of clay which later on was reconstructed withstone masonry and was generally used by the royal family for taking shelter during emergencies. Presently the fort is in the charge of the Department of Archeology, J&K Government since 1989. Today the fort stands out as one of the important land marks in the town.
Reasi district has two tehsils viz., Reasi and Gool-Gulabgarh comprising 239 and 60 villages respectively. This district consists of 4 blocks: Arnas, Mahore, Reasi and Pouni. Each block consists of a number of panchayats.
Reasi District has 3 assembly constituencies: Reasi, Gulabgarh and Gool Arnas.
Places of Interest
Reasi is located at a distance of 64 km from Jammu and is bounded by Tehsil Gool-Gulabgarh in the north, Tehsil Sunderbani and Kalakote of District Rajouri in the west, Tehsil Udhampur in the east, Tehsils Jammu and Akhnoor of District Jammu on the south. Reasi sub division has a population of 1,20,380 as per 2001 census with 25.57% Muslims and Hindu majority. Climatically a major part of this Sub-Division falls in sub-tropicalzone and the rest in temperate zone. Summers are generally warm and winters cold with snowfall on the high ridges.one of the most beautiful thing about reasi is that in summer the temperature of reasi will be less than most of the districts in jammu and in winter its temperature will be higher than other districts in jammu. so this makes reasi favourable for all kinds of people visiting there.
Reasi District Overview
An official Census 2011 detail of Reasi, a district of Jammu and Kashmir has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Reasi District of Jammu and Kashmir.
|Area Sq. Km||1,715|
|Proportion to Jammu and Kashmir Population||2.51%|
|Sex Ratio (Per 1000)||891|
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age)||921|
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)||55,805|
|Male Population (0-6 Age)||29,051|
|Female Population (0-6 Age)||26,754|
|Child Proportion (0-6 Age)||17.73%|
|Boys Proportion (0-6 Age)||17.46%|
|Girls Proportion (0-6 Age)||18.04%|
|Population (%)||91.51 %||8.49 %|
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)||923||889|
|Child Population (0-6)||52,551||3,254|
|Child Percentage (0-6)||18.25 %||12.19 %|
|Male Child Percentage||18.01 %||11.74 %|
|Female Child Percentage||18.51 %||12.73 %|
|Average Literacy||57.24 %||81.24 %|
|Male Literacy||68.15 %||86.95 %|
|Female Literacy||45.03 %||74.19 %|