Location in Jammu and Kashmir
|Union territory||Jammu and Kashmir|
|• District||345 km2 (133 sq mi)|
|• Urban||49.6 km2 (19.2 sq mi)|
|• Rural||295.4 km2 (114.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Indian Standard Time|
Bandipore district or (also spelt as Bandipora) is one of the 22 districts in Jammu and Kashmir (union territory) in northern India. 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 schores of Wular has produced hundreds, of scholars and intellectuals. Before, 1947, this town was a big trade and literary centre of Kashmir. Bandipore, the birthplace of 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 in Ladakh, Srinagar and Ganderbal districts in the east. This district occupies an area of 398 km2. The district has a population of 392,232 as per 2011 census.
Some of the institutions and colleges of Bandipore Which provide quality education to the students of district Bandipore
- Govt NM Boys Higher School Kaloosa
- Govt Polytechnic College
- Al-Noor College Of Education
- Mehboobul Aalam College Of Education
- Govt High School Bagh]
- Muslim Model School Qazipora Watapora
- Govt HKM Degree College
- Army Good Will School Aythmulla
- Shaheen College Of Education
- Govt Higher Sec. School Nadihal
- Govt Higher Sec. School Aloosa
- Govt Higher Sec. School Aragam
- Govt Secondary School Mantrigam
- Govt Secondary School Bonakoot
- Eaglets Public Secondary School Plan
- SMS Islamia Model Higher Secondary School, Garoora
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.
According to the 2011 census Bandipore district has a population of 392,232, roughly equal to the nation of Maldives. This gives it a ranking of 561st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,117 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,890/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 26.31%. Bandipore has a sex ratio of 911 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 57.82%.
- Census of India 2011
- 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)
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
Maldives 394,999 July 2011 est.