MURREE, a town and sanatorium of India, in the Rawalpindi district of the Punjab, 7517 ft. above the sea. about five hours' journey by cart-road from Rawalpindi town, and the starting-point for Kashmir. The houses are built on the summit and sides of an irregular ridge, and command magnificent views over forest-clad hills and deep valleys, studded with villages and cultivated fields, with the snow-covered peaks of Kashmir in the background. The population in 1901 was 1844;^ but these figures omit the summer visitors, who probably number 10,000. The garrison generally consists of three mountain batteries. Since 1877 the summer offices of the provincial government have been transferred to Simla. The Murree brewery, one of the largest in India, is the chief industrial establishment. The Lawrence Military Asylum for the children of European soldiers is situated here.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)