Kathua district is situated in eastern part of Jammu and Kashmir .
This district is surrounded by Punjab in the South-East, Himachal Pradesh in North-East, Doda and Udhampur in North and North-West, Jammu in the West and Pakistan in the South-West .
The district consists of 19 blocks .
The official language of Kathua is Dogri . Pahari is the other language .