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Sudhanoti (also spelled Sudhnoti) (Urdu: ضلع سدھنوتی ‎), meaning the "Heartland of Sudhans" Sudhan (tribe) Noti (heartland), is one of the eight districts of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan.[1] Sudhanoti is located at Latitude 33° 42′ 54″ N, Longitude 73° 41′ 9″ E.[2] It is located 90 km away from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is connected with Rawalpindi and Islamabad through Azad Pattan road.

A view of Cadet College Pallandri in Sudhanoti District
A view of Cadet College Pallandri in Sudhanoti District
Map of Azad Kashmir with Sudhanoti highlighted
Map of Azad Kashmir with Sudhanoti highlighted
Country Pakistan
Territory Azad Kashmir
 • Total569 km2 (220 sq mi)
 • Total297,584
 • Density523/km2 (1,350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils4

Sudhanoti District is divided into four tehsils: Pallandri, Balouch, Mang and Trarkhel.[2] The town of Pallandri is the district headquarters. It is at an elevation of 1372 meters and is at a distance of 97 Kilometers from Rawalpindi via Azad Pattan. The district is connected to Rawalakot by a 64-km metaled road.


Sudhanoti has a population of 297,584 according to the 2017 Census[3].


According to the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings for 2015, Sudhanoti is ranked 49 out of 148 districts in terms of education. For facilities and infrastructure, the district is ranked 147 out of 148.[4]

Educational institutes include:

Notable peopleEdit

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  1. ^ "AJ&K Portal".
  2. ^ a b "Subdivisions of AJK".
  3. ^ "Census 2017: AJK population rises to over 4m". The Nation. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  4. ^ "Individual district profile link, 2015". Alif Ailaan. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  5. ^ Bhattacharya, Samir (2014). NOTHING BUT!. Partridge Publishing. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-48281-787-4.
  6. ^ "Introduction". Khan Sahib Government College of Technology, Rawalkot. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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