The District drives its name from Rajouri town which itself had been historically known as Rajapuri. Rajouri District had been part of Poonch district prior to 1967. On 22nd September 1967, Government bifurcated district Poonch into two districts namely ‘Rajouri’ and ‘Poonch’, to facilitate the process of development and better supervision of economic activities in this area. By this way, Rajouri emerged as a District from 1st January 1968. The District has an area of 2630 Sq. Kms. with peculiar physical features. The District is situated in the west of Jammu Division and is surrounded by the Poonch, Reasi and Jammu Districts. The District comprise of 13 Tehsils and 19 Blocks.