Bandipore district

Bandipore district or (also spelt as Bandipora) is one of the 20 districts in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Bandipore town is the administrative headquarters of the district. Bandipore, a township with peculiar scenic beauty is located in the foothills of the snow-clad peaks of Harmukh overlooking the shores of Wular Lake has produced hundreds of scholars and intellectuals. Before 1947, this town was a big trade and literary centre of Kashmir. Bandipore, the birthplace of the great historian, Hassan Khoehami. This district was carved out from the erstwhile Baramulla district in 2007. The district is bounded by Kupwara district in the west, Baramulla district in the south and Kargil district in Ladakh, Srinagar and Ganderbal districts in the east. This district occupies an area of 398 km2.[2] The district has a population of 392,232 as per 2011 census.

Bandipore
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 34°25′12″N 74°39′00″E / 34.42000°N 74.65000°E / 34.42000; 74.65000Coordinates: 34°25′12″N 74°39′00″E / 34.42000°N 74.65000°E / 34.42000; 74.65000
Country India
Union TerritoryJammu and Kashmir
DivisionKashmir Division
SeatBandipore
Area
 • District of Jammu and Kashmir345 km2 (133 sq mi)
 • Urban
49.6 km2 (19.2 sq mi)
 • Rural
295.4 km2 (114.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • District of Jammu and Kashmir392,232
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneIndian Standard Time
Websitebandipore.nic.in

EducationEdit

Some of the institutions and colleges of Bandipore Which provide quality education to the students of district Bandipore

  1. Govt Girls Higher Secondary School , Plan Bandipora
  2. Govt NM Boys Higher School Kaloosa
  3. Govt Polytechnic College
  4. Al-Noor College Of Education moder
  5. Mehboobul Aalam College Of Education
  6. Govt High School Bagh]
  7. Govt High School Qazipora bandipora
  8. Muslim Model School Qazipora Watapora
  9. Govt HKM Degree College
  10. Army Good Will School Aythmulla
  11. Shaheen College Of Education
  12. Govt Higher Sec. School Nadihal
  13. Govt Higher Sec. School Aloosa
  14. Govt Higher Sec. School Aragam
  15. Govt Secondary School Mantrigam
  16. Govt Secondary School Bonakoot
  17. Eaglets Public Secondary School Plan
  18. SMS Islamia Model Higher Secondary School, Garoora

DivisionsEdit

The district comprises seven tehsils: Ajas, Aloosa, Bandipore, Sumbal, Hajin, Gurez and Tulail. The district has three Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Gurez, Bandipore and Sonawari. All of these are part of Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency. The district comprises twelve community development blocks: Aloosa, Arin, Baktoor, Bandipore, Bonkoot, Ganastan, Gurez, Hajin, Naidkhai, Nowgam, Sumbal and Tulail.

DemographicsEdit

Religion in Bandipore district (2011)[3]

  Islam (97.39%)
  Hinduism (2.15%)
  Christianity (0.15%)
  Sikhism (0.14%)
  Buddhism (0.01%)
  Not Stated (0.15%)
Sex Ratio in Bandipore District in 2011 Census.[3]
(no. females per 1,000 males)
Religion (and population) Sex Ratio
Muslim (pop 382,006)
926
Hindu (pop 8,439)
47
Other (pop 1,787)
378
Total (pop 392,232)
889

Bandipore district: mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Census.[4]

  Gojri (8.82%)
  Hindi (1.27%)
  Pahari (1.91%)
  Kashmiri (77.95%)
  Dardi (4.44%)
  Shina (4.18%)
  Others (1.43%)

According to the 2011 census Bandipore district has a population of 392,232,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Maldives.[6] This gives it a ranking of 561st in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 1,117 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,890/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 26.31%.[5] Bandipore has a sex ratio of 899 females for every 1000 males[5] (this varies with religion), and a literacy rate of 57.82%.[5]

Bandipore district: religion, gender ratio, and % urban of population, according to the 2011 Census.[3]
Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Other Not stated Total
Total 8,439 382,006 572 555 44 17 2 597 392,232
2.15% 97.39% 0.15% 0.14% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.15% 100.00%
Male 8,061 198,322 380 520 40 8 0 349 207,680
Female 378 183,684 192 35 4 9 2 248 184,552
Gender ratio (% female) 4.5% 48.1% 33.6% 6.3% 9.1% 52.9% 100.0% 41.5% 47.1%
Sex ratio
(no. of females per 1,000 males)
47 926 505 67 711 889
Urban 2,549 62,557 91 50 18 2 2 92 65,361
Rural 5,890 319,449 481 505 26 15 0 505 326,871
% Urban 30.2% 16.4% 15.9% 9.0% 40.9% 11.8% 100.0% 15.4% 16.7%
Bandipore district
mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Census.[4]
Mother tongue code Mother tongue People Percentage
001002 Assamese 133 0.03%
002007 Bengali 535 0.14%
004001 Dogri 141 0.04%
005018 Gujarati 118 0.03%
006102 Bhojpuri 92 0.02%
006195 Garhwali 43 0.01%
006207 Gojri/Gujjari/Gujar 34,586 8.82%
006235 Haryanvi 79 0.02%
006240 Hindi 4,972 1.27%
006340 Kumauni 44 0.01%
006439 Pahari 7,478 1.91%
006489 Rajasthani 96 0.02%
006503 Sadan/Sadri 25 0.01%
007016 Kannada 88 0.02%
008005 Kashmiri 305,736 77.95%
008019 Dardi 17,419 4.44%
011016 Malayalam 155 0.04%
013071 Marathi 922 0.24%
014011 Nepali 573 0.15%
015043 Odia 148 0.04%
016038 Punjabi 620 0.16%
020027 Tamil 109 0.03%
021046 Telugu 141 0.04%
022015 Urdu 315 0.08%
029002 Balti 98 0.02%
053005 Gujari 969 0.25%
109005 Shina 16,407 4.18%
Others 190 0.05%
Total 392,232 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Census of India 2011
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al (ed.) (2010). India 2010, A Reference Annual (PDF). New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Indiaand. p. 1142. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2011.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b c C-1 Population By Religious Community – Jammu & Kashmir (Report). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b C-16 Population By Mother Tongue – Jammu & Kashmir (Report). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Maldives 394,999 July 2011 est.

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