(Last Updated on : 09-08-2016)
Bandipora district is one of the newly formed districts in Jammu and Kashmir
. This district was carved out from the Bandipora
town to administer the civil and the army system in this area.
Location of Bandipora District
Bandipora district is located very near to the Bandipora town. It is one of the 22 districts in Jammu and Kashmir State in northern India.
Naming of Bandipora
Bandipora is famous for three A's - A'lim (knowledge), Adab (good habits or literature) and Aab (water). As can be known from the folklore, the name of Bandipora (pronounced as Band e-pur) originated either from Band of Wular Lake, due to the Bands of Place or due the Closed (Band in Kashmiri) geographical location.
Geography of Bandipora District
Bandipora district is bounded by Kupwara district in the west, Baramulla district
in the south and Kargil, Srinagar District
and Ganderbal district
in the east.
Extension of Bandipora District
Bandipora district occupies an area of 398 square kilometres. The district has a population of 392,232 as per 2011 census.
Demography of Bandipora District
According to the 2011 population census, Bandipora district has a population of 385,099, roughly equal to the nation of Maldives. This gives it a ranking of 561st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,117 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,890/sq mi).
Education of Bandipora District
According to its population growth rate, over the decade 2001-2011 was 26.31%. Bandipora District has a sex ratio of 911 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 57.82%.
Administration of Bandipora District
Bandipora town is the administrative headquarters of the district. This district was carved out from the erstwhile Baramulla district in 2007. The district comprises three tehsils: Bandipora, Sumbal Sonawari and Gurez. The district has three Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Gurez, Bandipora and Sonawari. All of these are part of Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency.
Tourism in Bandipora District
Bandipora District has the temples, lakes and the rivers as its tourists delights, which attracts not only the people of India, but also people all over world. The famous Lolab valley
in Kupwara district
is adjacent to the Bandipora District. It is just 30 km from Bandipora via Aaloosa village. Once this road is upgraded it will become a lifeline of the Lolab valley and it will provide an additional route to the Kupwara district. Danishwar, locally also called Chota Amar Nath is a cave in dense forests of Erin. Pilgrims have to crawl about 60 meters to reach a cave where there are engraved features of Lord Shiva or Mahadeva.
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