|— district —|
|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|• Total||1,370 km2 (530 sq mi)|
|• Density||537/km2 (1,390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||1.13250283 ♂/♀|
Administration[edit | edit source]
Budgam district consists of 8 blocks: Beerwah, Nagam, Budgam, B.K.Pora, Khan Sahib, Khag, Narbal and Chadoora. Each block consists of a number of panchayats. Budgam district is subdivided into five tehsils: Charari Sharief Tehsil, Beerwah Tehsil, Budgam Tehsil, Chadoora Tehsil, and Khansahib Tehsil.
Demography[edit | edit source]
According to the 2011 census Badgam district has a population of 735,753, roughly equal to the nation of Guyana or the US state of Alaska, making it 494th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 537 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,390 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.18%. Badgam has a sex ratio of 883 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 57.98%., an increase from 39.54% in 2001. This is attributed to educational institutions in the district. There are 98 schools in Budgam, both private and public, 33 of which are Higher Secondary Schools. Budgam has one government degree college, near Pallar Village.
Attractions[edit | edit source]
Budgam contains the only airport in Kashmir valley. The district's main tourist attractions are Doodhpathri, Yusmarg, Tosamaidan, Nilnag, Mt Tatakuti, and Pehjan. The revered shrine of Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali can also be found in the Charari Sharief Tehsil of Budgam district.
Notable people[edit | edit source]
Aga Syed Yusuf Al-Moosavi Al-Safavi is President of Jammu And Kashmir Anjuman Sharie shian. He is considered a moderate and has called for an end to violence in the region. He runs many charity programs, undertaking social reform and universal education.
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Statement showing the number of blocks in respect of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir State including newly Created Districts dated 2008-03-13, accessed 2008-08-30
- ^ "ERO's and AERO's". Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir. http://ceojammukashmir.nic.in/ERos_AERos.html. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Guyana 744,768"
- ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. " Alaska 710,231"
- ^ http://www.taghribnews.com/vdcjyoeviuqeymz.92fu.html
- ^ http://www.taghribnews.com/vdcaoon6m49nw01.tgk4.html
- ^ http://www.dailykashmirimages.com/news-pairwan-e-vilayat-conference-pitches-for-unity-among-muslims-27589.aspx
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