Bemina

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Bemina
Bemina is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Bemina
Bemina
Coordinates: 34°3′12″N 74°45′43″E / 34.05333°N 74.76194°E / 34.05333; 74.76194Coordinates: 34°3′12″N 74°45′43″E / 34.05333°N 74.76194°E / 34.05333; 74.76194
Government
 • TypeGovernment of Jammu and Kashmir
 • BodySrinagar Municipal Corporation
Elevation
4,762 m (15,623 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri, Urdu, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal Code
190018
Vehicle registrationJK
Websitehttp://srinagar.nic.in


Bemina is a region in Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1]

It is situated in the heart of the capital of Jammu and Kashmir just about 4  km from Lal Chowk. It lies in the Batmaloo Assembly Constituency, Batmaloo assembly segment of the Srinagar parliamentary constituency. Bemina is also considered as one of the major growing colonies of South Asia.Institutions and Departments like FSL,Hajj House ,JKBOSE , Government Women Polytechnic, ITI etc are located here. One of the Prominent schools of the state i.e.Iqbal Memorial Institute is also situated here.

Bemina bridge connecting Bemina to Budgam is the valley's longest bridge measuring 284 m.

History[edit]

It is said that long ago this place was occupied by King Abhimanyu,son of Arjun Dev who was one of the Five Pandavs. The place's original name was "Byemun" and with time the name got distorted to Bemina.Another records say that people who lived on dry part of Bemina lived separate (far) from each other and in Kashmiri separate means "Byun Byun" which with time got distorted to Bemina. Bemina has no native population. All the people who live here are immigrants from various areas of Kashmir. The native and old population of Bemina lives at what is known today as Khomeini Chowk. Bemina is thus an extension of Khomeini Chowk. Bemina was mostly marshy land which surrounded Khomeini Chowk.Even today the elder people use Bemina for Khomeini Chowk.

Known for[edit]

Bemina has more than 60 colonies like Hamdania colony, Hamza Colony, Nundreshi Colony, Gousia Colony,SDA Colony, HIG,MIG colony,Usmanabad, Shamsabad,Iqbalabad,Towheedabad and many more. Jamia Ahlihadith Masjid is the main Jamia masjid in Bemina , the other renowned mosques of Srinagar are also situated here.

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