Charari Sharief

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Charari Sharief

Coordinates: 33°51′43″N 74°45′58″E / 33.862°N 74.766°E / 33.862; 74.766Coordinates: 33°51′43″N 74°45′58″E / 33.862°N 74.766°E / 33.862; 74.766
Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
1,933 m (6,342 ft)
 • Total11,533
 • OfficialUrdu, Kashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK04

Charar-i-Sharief (variously spelled Chrar-e-Sharif, Charari Shareef, etc.) is a town and a notified area committee in Budgam district in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, India.

The town was given the status of block in January 2014. The town is divided into 10 wards. Each ward has a municipal councillor.

The famous mohallas of Charar-i-Sharief are: Talab-e-Kalan or Bada Talab, Trajibal, Court Road, Gulshanabad, Nowhar, Baghi Noor U Din Nowhar, Jabl-e-Noor, Wazabagh, Alamdar colony, Zaloosa and Kumar Mohalla.

Charar-i-Sharief is considered one of the most sacrosanct Muslim shrines in Kashmir. It is situated approximately 28 km from Srinagar, en route to Yusmarg. The Shrine of Charar-i-Sharief is approximately 600 years old. It is popularly known as the "Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali".


Charari Sharief has an average elevation of 1,933 metres (6,345 feet) above mean sea level.[1]


As of 2011 India census,[2] Charar i Sharief had a population of 15000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Charar i Sharief has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 58% and female literacy of 38%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Wikimapia:Satellite Pictures
  2. ^ "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.

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