Kupwara is a town and a municipal committee in Kupwara District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.



Kupwara is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Kupwara is located in India
Kupwara (India)
Coordinates: 34°31′33″N 74°15′19″E / 34.52583°N 74.25528°ECoordinates: 34°31′33″N 74°15′19″E / 34.52583°N 74.25528°E
StateJammu and Kashmir
1,577 m (5,174 ft)
 • Total875,564
 • Density366/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
2011 India–Pakistan border skirmish

The 2011 India–Pakistan border skirmish was a series of incidents which took place during the months of July and August 2011 across the Line of Control in Kupwara District and Neelam Valley. Both countries gave different accounts of the incident, each accusing the other of initiating the hostilities.

Abdul Ghani Lone

Abdul Ghani Lone (Urdu;عُبدالغنی لُون) ( (listen) AHB-duul GAH-nee LOHN; 6 May 1932 – 21 May 2002) was a Kashmiri lawyer, politician and Kashmiri separatist leader.


Baramulla (Urdu: بارہمولہ‎; bærəˈmʊlə) is a city and a municipality in the Baramulla district in the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is on the bank of the Jhelum River downstream from Srinagar, the state capital.

Baramulla (Lok Sabha constituency)

Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency is one of the six Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir state in northern India. Baramulla has 11.5 lakh voters.


Bohipora or Buhipora is a village in Kupwara District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the 2011 census of India, the village had a population of 2,563 people (1,319 males; 1,244 females).The Government Degree College in Kupwara has been located at Bohipora since 2000.

Government Degree College, Handwara

TheGovernment Degree College Handwara (Urdu;گورنمنٹ ڈگری کالج ہندوارہ) also known as GDC Handwara is University Grants Commission co-educational autonomous degree college, situated in Handwara town of Kupwara district, in the Indian administrative state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located at a distance of about 1 km from Handwara town. It is affiliated to University of Kashmir, and is recognised by UGC under 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act 1956.

Government Degree College, Kupwara

The Government Degree College Kupwara (Urdu;گورنمنٹ ڈگری کالج کُپواڑہ) is a Govt. run co-educational college located in the Kupwara district in the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission.


Handwara is a town in the kupwara. Located on Baramulla National Highway NH-701 it is governed by a municipal committee.

Indian Army operations in Jammu and Kashmir

Indian Army operations in Jammu and Kashmir include security operations such as Operation Rakshak (Protector) and Operation Sarp Vinash. Other operations include humanitarian missions such as Operation Megh Rahat and operations with a social aim such as Operation Goodwill and Operation Calm Down.

Jammu–Baramulla line

The Jammu–Srinagar–Baramulla railway line is a railway track being laid to connect the Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir with Jammu railway station and thence to the rest of the country. The 356 km railway track begins at Jammu and ends at Baramulla. It is in the jurisdiction of the Firozpur railway division of Indian Railways' Northern zone.

Construction of the route faced natural challenges including major earthquake zones, extreme temperatures and inhospitable terrain. The project has had a long and chequered history, and serious progress was made only after it was declared a National Project of India in 2002. Although its scheduled completion date was 15 August 2007, unforeseen complications have pushed back the date several times. The sections from Jammu to Katra and Banihal to Baramulla have been built and are operational. The track from Katra to Banihal is to be completed by 2020.


Karnah is an administrative tehsil of the Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It has 42 villages out of which 40 have population and is 78 kilometres (48 mi) away from the main town of Kupwara.

Kashmir Valley

The Kashmir Valley, also known as the Vale of Kashmir, is an intermontane valley in the portion of the Kashmir region administered by India. The valley is bounded on the southwest by the Pir Panjal Range and on the northeast by the main Himalayas range. It is approximately 135 km long and 32 km wide, and drained by the Jhelum River.Kashmir division is one of the three administrative divisions of the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmir division borders Jammu Division to the south and Ladakh to the east while Line of Control forms its northern and the western border. The division consists of the following districts: Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Bandipore, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Srinagar.

Keran, Jammu and Kashmir

Keran is a village in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is in the Neelum Valley on the bank of the Neelum (Kishanganga) river. The village lies on the Indo-Pakistan border. The Keran block includes three villages: Keran, Mundiyan and Pathran.The adjacent habitation on the Pakistani side is also called Keran. The Neelum river flowing through village acts as the natural border between the two habitations. While both sides have the same predominant religion, social and cultural practices differ greatly. The people are not allowed by Indian and Pakistani officials to intermingle. Karen village is surrounded by dense forests. Shalabhatu, a village in Keran sector is divided between Jammu and Kashmir and Azad Kashmir. It was one of the famous infiltration routes in early 1990s. The village has three border posts — Khokhri, Kulari and Mangerta

Kupwara district

Kupwara District is one of 10 districts located in Kashmir region of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The river Kishenganga, originating from the Himalayas, flows through the outer areas of the district from east to west.


Langate is a tehsil in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Langate tehsil headquarters is Langate town . It is located 20 km towards south from district headquarters Kupwara. 66 km from State capital Srinagar, Jammu towards East.

Langate Tehsil is bounded by Watergam and Kralgund Tehsils towards South, Handwara Tehsil towards North. Sopore City, Baramula City, Bandipore City, Watergam City, Srinagar City are the nearby Cities to Langate.

Lolab Valley

The Lolab Valley is a Himalayan valley located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The entrance to the valley lies 9 km (5.6 mi) north of Kupwara town, and the centre of the valley lies 114 km (71 mi) northwest of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is an oval-shaped valley 15 miles (24 km) long with an average width of 2 miles (3.2 km).

Maqbool Bhat

Muhammad Maqbool Bhat also spelt Maqbool Butt (18 February 1938 – 11 February 1984) was a Kashmiri separatist and founder of the National Liberation Front. He was hanged on 11 February 1984 in Tihar Jail in New Delhi .


Muzaffarabad (Urdu: مُظفّر آباد‎) is the capital of the Pakistan-administered territory of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The city is located in Muzaffarabad District near the confluence of the Jhelum and Neelum rivers. The district is bounded by the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the west, by the Kupwara and Baramulla districts of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir in the east, and the Neelum District of Azad Kashmir in the north.


Sheikhgal or Watali is an unclassified Indo-Aryan language of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Its speakers, the formerly nomadic Watals, are found throughout Kashmir, particularly in the districts of Srinagar (Parimpora, Nowhatta, Dargah, Natipora, Hawal), Baramulla (Bandipora, Khawja Bagh, Sopore and Tangmarg), Pulwama (Lolaab and Lassipora) and Kupwara (Kanthpora, Kulgam, Haihama, Magam, Handwara, Tarathpora). Among its speakers the language is also known as Opedigal or Phiri kathi.Although attitudes towards the language are generally negative, the community is compact and Sheikhgal is the dominant language within the home. However, in other domains (market, workplace etc.) the language of wider communication Kashmiri is the preferred choice, even with other speakers of Sheikhgal. Within the family, there is a slight shift away from using Sheikhgal (85% of those interviewed by Mullick speak Sheikhgal with their spouses but only 69% do so with their children).

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