Poonch is a town in Jammu & Kashmir union territory of India and serves as Notified Area Council. It is also one of the districts of Jammu & Kashmir.
As on March 2023, the current population of Poonch is 29.8 thousands out of which 17.8 thousands are males and rest 12 thousands are females. The sex ratio of this town is 672 females per 1000 males. There are around 2.6 thousands teenagers in Poonch. It has literacy rate of 83% which means around 24.6 thousands persons can read and write. Total 305 people belonging to scheduled caste and 2 thousands scheduled tribe people live in the town. There are around 5.5 thousands households in Poonch, which means every family has 5 members on average. The town has working population of 11.6 thousands.
Poonch has many good schools for education and follwing are popular schools among students.
- Raza-Ul-Uloom Islamia Higher Secondary School
- Jamia Zia-Ul-Uloom High School Poonch
- Christ School Degwar
- Christ School Poonch
- Higher Secondary School Boys Poonch
Poonch has many good banks for financial services and follwing are popular among people.
- HDFC Bank Poonch
- HDFC Bank Mendhar
- Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ajote
- Jammu & Kashmir Bank Arai, Poonch
- Jammu & Kashmir Bank Balakote
Poonch is one of the 20 districts of Jammu & Kashmir, spread in an area of 1674 square kilometers. It is divided into 6 Tehsils and 11 blocks. As on 28th March 2023, the current population of Poonch district is 5.29 lakhs, which includes urban population of 42.9 thousands and rural population of 4.86 lakhs. The sex ratio of district is 893 females per 1000 males. There are 1 lakhs houses in the district which means every household has around 5 members. There are around 84.7 thousands teenagers in district. It has literacy rate of 55% which means around 2.9 lakhs persons can read and write. The district has working population of 1.79 lakhs. Total 617 people belonging to scheduled caste and 1.95 lakhs scheduled tribe people live in the district.
Tehsils in Poonch district
Poonch district has total 6 Tehsil.
Blocks in Poonch district
Poonch district has total 11 blocks.
Poonch District Planning & Development Board
The office address is D C Office, Pincode - 185101. You can reach there by taking a bus till Poonch bus stop which is less than a km away. The office has internet facility.Poonch District Planning & Development Board consists of total 11 Block Development Council.
Poonch Block Development Council
Poonch Block Development Council consists of total 26 Halqa Panchayat.
- Banvat Gundi
- Dara Bagyal
- Degwar M
- Jhullas Upper
- Kanuyian Upper
- Khanater Dalera
- Khanater Duprian
- Mangnar Upper
- Dara Dullian Upper
- Degwar Terwan
- Dhokri Banvat
- Khanater Kalsan
- Dara Dullian Lower
- Jhullas Lower
- Khanater Bela Chowana
- Kanuyian Lower
- Mangnar Lower
- Dara Dullian Kawarian