It is situated at an elevation of 459 m. It is linked with G.T. Road at
Dina, a small town about 15 kms short of Jhelum city. The construction of
MangIa Dam converted the old Mirpur town into a big artificial lake and
affected a population of about 50,000. But it paved the way for existing
new Mirpur town situated on the bank of MangIa Lake. The city is well
planned and buildings are mostly of modem design. Mirpur has developed
into an industrial city very rapidly. Places of interest around Mirpur
are; Mangla Dam, Ramkot Fort etc. Bhimber was mentioned by Mughal Emperor,
"Jahangir" in his book "Tuzh-e-Jahangiri". It falls on the route that was
followed by the Mughals for their frequent visits to the Kashmir Valley.
Bhimber town is located at a distance of 50 kms from Mirpur and 166 kms
from Rawalpindi. Places of interest are; Baghsar, Jandi Chontra etc.