Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Reasi district of jammu division is the abode of Mata Vaishno Devi and is endowed with vast bio diversity and agro climatic diversity. Reasi is one of the oldest towns of the state. It was the seat of the erstwhile Bhimgarh state, said to have been established by Bhim Dev somewhere in 8th century. It remained an independent principality till 1822 when Gulab Singh the then King of Jammu consolidated small states. Uptill 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 some areas became part of district Poonch (now Rajouri). The sub-division Reasi has been upgraded to the status of a district along with seven other administrative units. The headquarter of district Reasi is situated at town Reasi at a distance of about 72 Kms fro Jammu. The district comprises of two agricultural sub divisions viz Reasi and Arnas. These sub divisions have further been sub divided into two blocks each (total four blocks). There are 255 villages and 14 urban wards in the district. The district lies between 330 05" N latitude and 740 50" E longitude. The district shares its boundaries with Udhampur district in south, Ramban in the East, Shopian of Kashmir in North and Rajouri in West. The district is watershed of the River Chenab and its tributaries (Ans, Rudd, Plassu, Banganga, Pai, Anji).