Bagh is the district headquarters of district Bagh, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan situated at about 100 Kilometers from Muzaffarabad, via Kohallah & 80 Kilometers via Suddhen Gali, 205 Kilometers from Islamabad and 48 kilometers from Rawalakot. This city is situated on the confluence of two mini river- Mahlwani & Mahl, which flow all the year round. It is bounded on the north by Muzaffarabad district, on the east by occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir on the south by Poonch District and on the west by Rawalpindi and Abbottabad Districts of Pakistan. The well recognized “Haji Peer Pass ” is about 32 kilometers from Bagh City linked with metaled road.AThe District Bagh, as is reflected from its name (meaning garden), is one of the greenest areas of AJK. Bagh had been a tehsil of Poonch district till 1987 when it was declared an independent district. The same year Bagh district was created consisting three sub-divisions namely Dhirkot, Bagh and Haveli with its headquarters at Bagh. It is said that a Bagh (garden) was set up by the landowner, where now the premises of the Forest Department is located. Resultantly, the area was named as “Bagh”, which is now the district headquarters.
The working population of Bagh District is engaged in two major sectors i.e. agriculture/forestry and services/public administration. The people of Bagh are brave, courageous and skilled, especially the artificers in the field of bakery and confectionery.The entire Bagh district is mountainous area, generally sloping from northeast to south-west. The area falls in lesser Himalayas zone. The main range in district is Pir-Panjal. The Haji-Pir Pass is at the height of 3421 meters above sea level. The general elevation is between 1500 and 2500 meters above sea level. Mountains are generally covered with coniferous forests. Mahl Nala in Bagh sub-division and Betar Nala in Haveli sub-division are the two main streams. However, other numerous rivulets flow in the district. In summer, especially in May, June, and July, the temperature of Bagh Valley remains between 22 degrees celsius to 40 degrees Celsius. ThAese are the hottest months in the valley. While the temperature in December, January, and February remained between 16 degrees celsius to 3 degrees Celsius. These are the coldest months in the this Valley. The climate of the valley changes with altitude. Average precipitation in the valley is recorded as almost 1500 millimeters. In February, mountains are covered with snow and the snowmelt starts usually at the end of April.