Boniyar

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Boniyar
town
Boniyar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Boniyar
Boniyar
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°E / 33.80; 75.10Coordinates: 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°E / 33.80; 75.10
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Baramulla
Elevation 1,577 m (5,174 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 72,564
Languages
 • Official Urdu Kashmiri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JK05
Website baramulla.nic.in

Boniyar is a town and a Municipal committee in tehsil boniyar in Baramulla district in India's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir.It is located 20km towards west from district headquarter baramulla. Boniyar was given tehsil status in 2006.Prominent villages in tehsil boniyar are bijhama,peernia,chandanwari,and chaela. Major site of attraction is lower jhelum hydropower project having capacity of generating 105 MW.Lachipora wildlife sanctuary has been established for conserving markhoor and other vulnerable animals.