Budgam is a town and a notified area committee in Budgam district in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Budgam
town
Nickname(s): 
Badgaon
Budgam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Budgam
Budgam
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Budgam is located in India
Budgam
Budgam
Budgam (India)
Coordinates: 34°00′54″N 74°43′19″E / 34.015°N 74.722°E / 34.015; 74.722Coordinates: 34°00′54″N 74°43′19″E / 34.015°N 74.722°E / 34.015; 74.722
Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
DistrictBudgam
Founded byAyatollah Aga Syed Yousuf Mosavi and Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
 • BodyNagar Palika
Area
 • Total1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Area rank8
Elevation
1,610 m (5,280 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total753,745
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu and English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK 04
Websitebudgam.nic.in

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[1] Budgam had a population of 15,932. Males constitute 69% of the population and females 31%. Budgam has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 81% of the males and 19% of females literate. 6% of the population is under 6 years of age.

About 25℅ of the Muslim population of Budgam district belong to Shia sect.

Religions in Budgam
Religion Percent
Hindus
4%
Muslims
95%
Sikhs
0.7%
Others†
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

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TransportEdit

RoadEdit

Budgam is connected with National Highway 444 to rest of India.

RailwaysEdit

Budgam has two Railway stations on the Jammu–Baramulla line called Budgam railway station (Ompora) and Mazhom railway station.

Tehsils of BudgamEdit

Municipal committeeEdit

Keys:   INC (6)   BJP (4)   Vacant (3)

# Name Municipal Ward Reservation Status Party
1 Dilsahada Banoo Ganie Mohalla Women Open INC
2 Mehraj Ud Din Dar Khanpora Open INC
3 Vacant Haknipora Open N/A
4 Razia Hassan Wahadatpora Women Open INC
5 Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat Bazar Mohalla Open INC
6 Hakim Rohullah Gazi Karipora Open INC
7 Shahnaza Hussain Narispora Women Open BJP
8 Samiullah Bhat Housing Colony Ompora Open BJP
9 Gh. Rasool Bhat Dobi Mohallah Open BJP
10 Vacant Kaisie Mohalla Women Open N/A
11 Vacant Parray Angan Open N/A
12 Hakim Rohulla Gazi Kharpora Open INC
13 Nisar Ahmad Najar Mohanpora Open BJP

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.