Murree is located on the Pir Punjabi range within the Murree Tehsil, Rawilpindi Distt. in Punjab Pakistan. It forms outskirt of Islamabad Rawalpindi Metropolitan area and is about 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Islamabad City. It has average altitude of 2,291 metres (7,516 ft).
Murree was founded in 1851 as a sanatorium for British Troops. The permanent town of Murree was constructed in 1853 and the church was sanctified shortly thereafter. One main road was established, commonly referred to even in modern times, as the mall. Murree was the summer headquarters of the colonial Punjab. Government until 1876 when it was moved to Shimla.
Murree became a popular tourist station for British within the British India several prominent Englishman were born here including Bruce Bairns father, Francis Young Husband and Reginald Dyer. During colonial era acsses to commercial establishments was restricted for non-Europeans including the Lawrance College. In 1901, the population of the town was officially 1,844, although if summer visitors had been included this could have been as high as 10,000.
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