Budgam

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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 territory Jammu 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

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

Demographics[edit]

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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Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

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

Railways[edit]

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

Tehsils of Budgam[edit]

Municipal committee[edit]

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 also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  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.