(Last Updated on : 19-08-2016)
Sopore is an antiquity town in Baramulla District
of Jammu and Kashmir
Location of Sopore
Sopore is a town in the Baramulla district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Geography of Sopore
Sopore is 35 km (22 mi) north-west of Srinagar in Srinagar District of Jammu and Kashmir and 16 km (10 mi) south-west from the city of Baramulla in Baramulla District of Jammu and Kashmir.
History of Sopore
Sopore was founded by Utpala engineer and irrigation minister Suyya during the reign of king Avantivarman in 880 CE. As such the name of the city is Suyyapur, which has been shortened to Sopore. When the engineer, Suyya was working in Sopore no people were coming forth to plunge themselves in gushing water. The king, Avantiverman, thereupon ordered that a part of treasury may be thrown into the water; consequently, a large number of people plunged into the river to get as many coins as they could. Pashtun tribesmen such as Mehsud and Afridi from mountainous region of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of the newly formed state of Pakistan invaded Sopore on 22nd October 1947.
Demography of Sopore
Sopore had a population of 118,608 and area of 61 square kilometres (24 sq mi).
Education of Sopore
The main public educational institutions in Sopore are the government run boys and girls Higher Secondary Schools and degree colleges. The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology is located in Wadoora in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir
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