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Murree

Land
British colonial government constructed Murre hill station in 1850. It was soon after when it captured this area. Murre is located between Kashmir Point and Pindi Point. Its location signifies its appearance as Kashmir point gives a panoramic view of snow laden Himalaya and Pir Panjal ranges in Kashmir. On the other side, Pindi Point represents its adjustments with national capital Islamabad and adjacent Rawalpindi. At Pindi Point one can enjoy ride on a Chairlift three kilometers down to Bansragalli and enjoy a panoramic view of Hazara Mountains as well as Rawalpindi Islamabad.

River Jehlum is located in the East of Tehsil Murree which separates it from Azad Kashmir. Abbottabad district is located in the North and North West of Murree, Islamabad, the national capital to the south west and sister tehsil Kotli Sattian of Rawalpindi district lies to the South.

Murree is consisted of 92 villages and these are divided in five areas or ‘Ilakas. These areas includes Phulgran, Charhan, Dewal, Kotli and Karor. Parts of the areas which were placed under the rule of Raja pf Muzaffarabad in 1831 along with Murree and Kahuta area including territory from Khanpur near Taxila in Haripur District to Boi on the confluence of Rivers Jehlum and Kunhar were however not retransferred to Rawalpindi. Instead these areas were merged into Hazara District. Sometimes later Pulgran was transferred to Rawalpindi Tehsil and now forms part of Islamabad Capital territory. In 1990s Kotli and some villages in then Karor ilaka were separated to form Kotli Sattian Tehsil.

Climate
Murree’s economy and whole life is very much dependent on its weather conditions. It has four distinguishable seasons in whole year.

Spring in Murree starts in March and ends in middle of May. Maximum temperature during this period hovers between twelve to twenty and minimum between four and ten. This season brings heavy rain and hail storms in this area. The fruit trees laden with flowers give a spectacular view.
Summer starts from middle of June and last till end of August. The lowest temperature during this season is between 13 and 16 degree centigrade while highest temperature is between 20 and 25 degree centigrade. This is the best season in the area and that is most of the people visit this area during this season.
Autumn starts with the arrival of September and lasts till the starts of winter in early December. Temperatures remain mild in this season. Clear sky could be seen in the region during autumn when one can enjoy full view of mountains around without cloud hindrance.
Winter starts in December and normally brings heavy snowfall. Murree and its surrounding areas are covered with thick sheet of snow during most part of the season. Temperature mostly drifts around the freezing point.