Pulwama

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Pulwama
City
Pulwama is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Pulwama
Pulwama
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Pulwama is located in India
Pulwama
Pulwama
Pulwama (India)
Coordinates: 33°53′N 74°55′E / 33.88°N 74.92°E / 33.88; 74.92Coordinates: 33°53′N 74°55′E / 33.88°N 74.92°E / 33.88; 74.92
India India
Union territory Jammu and Kashmir
DistrictPulwama
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
Area
 • Total1,398 km2 (540 sq mi)
Area rank5th
Elevation
1,630 m (5,350 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total765,565
 • Rank4th in State
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK13
Sex ratio913 /
Literacy96.00'%
Distance from Shopian23 kilometres (14 mi)
Distance from Srinagar25 kilometres (16 mi)
Websitewww.pulwama.gov.in

Pulwama is a city and a notified area council in Pulwama district, in India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the 4th largest city in Kashmir division and the 6th largest city in state. It is almost 25 km (16 mi) from the summer capital of Srinagar. Pulwama is often called the "Anand of Kashmir", meaning the delight of Kashmir in Sanskrit, but also the "Dudha-Kul of Kashmir" (the milk). The place is also known for the 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 40 Indian soldiers in 2019.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pulwama is located at 32°53′N 74°55′E / 32.88°N 74.92°E / 32.88; 74.92.[2] It has an average elevation of 1,630 m (5,350 ft).

Education[edit]

Pulwama is home to various educational institutions including

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Pulwama
Relgion Percentage
Islam
94.59%
Hindu
4.63%
Sikhism
0.34%
Not stated
0.24%
Christianity
0.17%
Buddhism
0.02%
Jain
0.01%

According to 2011 Census of India, Pulwama has a population of 765000 of which 10,070 are males while 8,370 are females. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 3167 which is 17.17 % of total population of Pulwama. Female Sex Ratio is of 831 against state average of 889. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Pulwama is around 718 compared to Jammu and Kashmir state average of 862. Literacy rate of Pulwama city is 74.18 % higher than state average of 67.16 %.[4]

Religion[edit]

Majority of the population follows Islam, which consist of 94.59% of total population of town. Other minority religions are Hindu 4.63%, Sikh 0.34%, Christianity 0.17%, Buddhism 0.02% and Jains are 0.01%. 0.24% people not stated their religion.[4]

Other cities and towns[edit]

Famous village[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharma, Neeta (15 February 2019). "Terrorist Lived 10 km From Site Where He Killed 40 Soldiers In Kashmir". NDTV. Archived from the original on 15 February 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pulwama
  3. ^ Safi, Michael (8 July 2017). "WhatsApp warriors on the new frontline of Kashmir's conflict". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 July 2017. The students at Government Degree College in Pulwama, another southern town, were online again in 30 seconds.
  4. ^ a b "Pulwama Population Census 2011 - 2019". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 17 February 2019.