Pulwama

Pulwama is a city and a notified area council in Pulwama district, in India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.

 It is 4th largest city in kashmir division and 6th largest city in state
It is almost 25 km (16 mi) from the summer capital of Srinagar. Pulwama is often called the "Anand of Kashmir" (the joy, the delight), but also the "Dudha-Kul of Kashmir" (the milk)[1] on account of its high milk production.Its also famous  for stone pelleting.It has beautiful  park called shaheed park.
Pulwama
City
Pulwama is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Pulwama
Pulwama
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Pulwama is located in India
Pulwama
Pulwama
Pulwama (India)
Coordinates: 33°53′N 74°55′E / 33.88°N 74.92°ECoordinates: 33°53′N 74°55′E / 33.88°N 74.92°E
CountryIndia
States and territories of IndiaJammu and Kashmir
DistrictPulwama
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
Area
 • Total1,398 km2 (540 sq mi)
Elevation
1,630 m (5,350 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total765,565
 • Rank4th in State
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK13
Sex ratio913 /
Literacy96.00'%
Distance from Shopian23 kilometres (14 mi)
Distance from Srinagar25 kilometres (16 mi)
Websitewww.pulwama.gov.in

Geography

Pulwama is located at 32°53′N 74°55′E / 32.88°N 74.92°E.[2] It has an average elevation of 1,630 m (5,350 ft).

Education

Pulwama is home to various educational institutions including

Demographics

According to 2011 Census of India, Pulwama has a population of 765000 of which 10,070 are males while 8,370 are females. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 3167 which is 17.17 % of total population of Pulwama. Female Sex Ratio is of 831 against state average of 889. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Pulwama is around 718 compared to Jammu and Kashmir state average of 862. Literacy rate of Pulwama city is 74.18 % higher than state average of 67.16 %.[4]

Religion

Majority of the population follows Islam, which consist of 94.59% of total population of town. Other minority religions are Hindu 4.63%, Sikh 0.34%, Christianity 0.17%, Buddhism 0.02% and Jains are 0.01%. 0.24% people not stated their religion.[4]

Other cities and towns

Famous village

  • Gandibagh

References

  1. ^ "Pulwama". Official website of Pulwama district.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pulwama
  3. ^
    • Government Degree College Tral
    • Government Degree College Pampore
    • Government Womens Degree college Pulwama
    • Government Degree College Awantipora
    • Government Degree College Rajpora
    Safi, Michael (8 July 2017). "WhatsApp warriors on the new frontline of Kashmir's conflict". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 July 2017. The students at Government Degree College in Pulwama, another southern town, were online again in 30 seconds.
  4. ^ a b "Pulwama Population Census 2011 - 2019". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
2003 Nadimarg massacre

2003 Nadimarg massacre was killing of 24 Hindu Kashmiri Pandits in the village of Nadimarg in Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists on 23 March 2003.

2016 Pampore attack

The 2016 Pampore attack was an attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants on 25 June 2016, near Frestabal area of Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir.

2019 Pulwama attack

On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the attacker. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The attacker was Adil Ahmad Dar, a local from Pulwama district, and a member of Jaish-e-Mohammed. India has blamed Pakistan for the attack. Pakistan condemned the attack and denied any connection to it.

Achabal

Achabal (locally known as Achhval) is a town in Anantnag district, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Achabal is an important tourist place about 9.1 km away from Anantnag. The place is notable for an ancient spring surrounded by a garden terraced and developed by the Mughals. The upper portion of the garden is called 'Bag-e-Begum Abad' developed by Malika Noor Jehan Begum in 1616 AD and renowned as Sahib Abad in which there is a Hamam (treasure of water) getting heat from a logical lamp (Tosnag).

Cascades and fountains have been erected by Mughal Emperors. A mosque standing in the garden is believed to have been

constructed by Mughal Prince Dara Shikwah. Achabal was once the pleasure retreat of Empress Noor Jehan. A trout hatchery is also located nearby.

Achabal is the site of a Mughal garden called Achabal Gardens.

Anantnag (Lok Sabha constituency)

Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency is one of the six Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir state in northern India.

Awantipora

Awantipora or Awantipur is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated between Anantnag and Srinagar on NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways). Awantipora was named after Avanti Varman and had a number of ancient Hindu temples built by the king including the Avantiswami Temple. The ruins of temples constructed by Lalitaditya are also found in Awantipora. The temple sites are protected and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Awantipora railway station

Awantipora Railway Station is situated in notified area of Awantipora in the Pulwama district. It is the headquarters of Pulwama division of Northern railway zone. It is one of the four stations in Pulwama district, the others being Pampore railway station, Kakapora railway station and Panchgam railway station respectively.

Awantipur Air Force Station

Awantipur Air Force Station (ICAO: VIAW) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is located in Awantipur in Jammu & Kashmir, India.

It is situated near Awantipur at Malangpora about 5 km from Pulwama town.

Government Degree College, Pulwama

The Government Degree College, Pulwama also known as GDC Pulwama, is one of the prestigious colleges located on 8.25 acre (66 Kanal) campus in Pulwama in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was established in the year 1966. It is affiliated to University of Kashmir, and is recognised by UGC under 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act 1956.The college is accredited A by NAAC.

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.

Kakapora

Kakapora is a tehsil in Pulwama district, of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the south of Srinagar. The district road passes through the town, which connects it to the district headquarters at Pulwama. It is situated on the banks of the Jehlum River and Romshi, one of the tributaries of the Jhelum River. The people are mostly associated with agriculture. Kakapora is a historical place and is mentioned in Kalahana's book of Rajatarangini. In modern times, Kakapora is often referred to as the rice bowl of Kashmir. There are commercial units in Kakapora that boost the economic status of the town beyond just agriculture.

Kakapora railway station

Kakapora railway station is the railway station on Northern Railway Network Zone of Indian Railways. It is one of the four stations in Pulwama district, others being Awantipora railway station, Pampore railway station and Panchgam railway station respectively.

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.

Padgampora

Padgampora (also called Chota Punjab) is a village in Awantipora Tehsil in Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir State. It is located 11 km towards East from District headquarters Pulwama. 11 km from Tral. 30 km from State capital Srinagar.The founder of Tractor industry in Kashmir Mr. Mohd sultan Makroo is from Padgampora. The people of Padgampora depend mostly on Agriculture but the main business of people is tractor trading.

Pampore

Pampore or Pampur is a historic town situated on the eastern side of river Jehlum on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is famous for its saffron, so known as "Saffron Town of Kashmir". Pampore is one of the few places in the world where saffron, the world's most expensive spice, grows. The area is about 11 km from Srinagar city centre Lal Chowk. The postal code of the area is 192121. Areas Of Pampore are usually named as "Bal" as a prefix like localities of Namlabal, Kadlabal, Drangbal, Frestabal, Leterbal etc.

Pampore is also very famous for crispbread known as 'Shirmaal'.

Pampore railway station

Pampore railway station is the railway station on Jammu–Baramulla line in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the four stations in Pulwama district, the others being Awantipora railway station, Kakapora railway station and Panchgam railway station respectively.

Pulwama district

Pulwama is a district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar Metro

The Srinagar Metro is a rapid transit proposed for the city of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The proposed system consists of 2 corridors span from Gallandar in Pulwama district to Narbal Chowk in Budgam district and another from Nowgam Railway Station to Ganderbal .

Tral

Tral is a town, sub-district and a notified area committee in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, situated 11 km from NH1 Awantipora. Tral is situated 22 kms from district headquarters Pulwama and 40 kms from summer capital Srinagar.

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