Akingam

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Akingam
Akingam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Akingam
Akingam
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Akingam is located in India
Akingam
Akingam
Akingam (India)
Coordinates: 33°42′N 75°20′E / 33.70°N 75.33°E / 33.70; 75.33Coordinates: 33°42′N 75°20′E / 33.70°N 75.33°E / 33.70; 75.33
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
DistrictAnantnag
Elevation
1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total5,007
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu, Kashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK03
Websitewww.anantnag.nic.in

Akingam is a village in South Kashmir and a newly formed tehsil in the Anantnag district, in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is at a distance of approximately 14.2 kilometres (8.8 mi) from the Lal Chowk in Anantnag along a route passing through the tourist resorts of Achabal and Kokernag. In revenue records, the village of Akingam is still called Maqan Shiva Bhagwati. The adjacent villages are Mohripura, Hiller, Badasgam, Hardpora and Badoora.

A view of Zoon mall (mountain) from Akingam village

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Census of India[1], there were 5,007 people, 2,026 workers and 755 families residing in Akingam. There were 2,579 males and 2,428 females. 17.93% of Akingam's total population, 898 people, were children aged 0-6.

The average sex ratio of Akingam was 941 females to 1,000 males, higher than the state average of Jammu and Kashmir which was 889:1000. The child sex ratio of Akingam was lower than Jammu and Kashmir's average at 848:1000 to 862:1000.

In 2011, the literacy rate of Akingam was 67.41% whereas the literacy rate of Jammu and Kashmir was 67.16%. Akingam's male literacy rate was 76.40% while the female literacy rate was 58.09%.

particulars total male female
total no. of houses 755 - -
population 5007 2759 2428
child(0-6) 898 486 412
schedule caste 0 0 0
schedule tribe 339 184 155
literacy 67.41 % 76.40 % 58.09 %
total workers 2026 1276 750
main worker 944 - -
marginal worker 1082 468 614

Basic Facilities[edit]

The Govt. Higher Secondary School Akingam is located at a distance of 200 meters (approx.) from main chowk Akingam, on the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range

Lower secondary block of HSS Akingam

The Govt. Primary Health Center (PHC) Akingam [2] is 20 meters away from main chowk Akingam

Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch is also located in the main chowk of Akingam. Its IFSC code is: JAKA0AKNGAM Moreover, there is also a post office and veterinary and sheep department offices

Akingam has status of tourist village by jk govt with a well established tourist center. Village Akingam used to have Kashmiri Pandits Bhand performers but they left the village in 1990. The people of Akingam are deeply Sufi and philosophical in outlook.

Sacred Places[edit]

Akingam is surrounded by many heritage and sacred sites. It has oldest Jamia Masjid (Bonagam), Biggest Jamia Masjid Sharief Pethgam, Ziyarat Sharief Sata Reshi Sahib and Ziyarat Shareef of the Islamic saint Shah-I-Asrar. It was given the status of tourist village by J&K govt with a well established tourist center. Village Akingam used to have Kashmiri Pandits Bhand performers but they left the village in 1990. The people of Akingam are deeply Sufi and philosophical in outlook.

Shiva Bhagwati Temple[edit]

Famous Shrine of Jagad Amba Shri Shiva Bhagwati is situated at 240–250 meters (approx) from jammu and kashmir bank, Akingam. The shrine is located on the foothills of beautiful forest with devdar and vast pastures.

Beautiful pastures of land near Shiva Bhagwati Temple Akingam

Shiva Bhagwati Asthapan is the oldest sacred place of the area.

Schools[edit]

  • Government Higher Secondary School Akingam (GHSS Akingam)
  • Asrar Memorial Public School Akingam
  • Islamia Model School Akingam
  • BMS, Bonapora Akingam
  • BPS, Akingam
  • GMS, Akingam
  • GPS, Bonapora Akingam
  • IPS, Akingam
  • KGBV, Akingam
  • MS Baghat Mohalla, Akingam
  • MS Renni, Akingam
  • PS Wani Mohalla, Akingam
  • Sadiq Memorial Institute, Hardpora, Akingam

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akin Gam Village Population - Kokernag - Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  2. ^ "District Anantnag". jkhealth. Archived from the original on 12 April 2016.

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