The Poonch District Azad Kashmir is one of the 10 districts.
On the north, the Poonch District is bounded by the Bagh District. On the north-east by the Haveli District, the south-east by the Poonch District of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, and on the south, is bordered by the Sudhanoti District and the Kotli District. On the west, it is bordered by the Rawalpindi District of Pakistan’s Punjab Province. All of these districts are located in Pakistan.
The conflict over Kashmir, of which the Poonch District is a component, is being fought out between India and Pakistan. Rawalakot is the name of the city that serves as the district headquarters. In terms of population, it is the third most populous district in Azad Kashmir.