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|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|District||Kulgam formerly with Islamabad|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||JK 18|
Chowgam (Kashmiri: ژوگام, Urdu:چوگام, Hindi: चौगाम) is a village in Kulgam District, having its block in Qazigund of Anantnag District. It is located 6 km from its main district Kulgam, and 5 km from its block Qazigund. It is one of the oldest villages in Kashmir Valley.
- River Lamer, arising from the southern Mountain surrounding this village.
- River Wyeth, arising from the Verinag Spring and joining Lamer at the end of the Village.
People mostly follow Islam. There is a shrine of Baba Naseeb Din Gazi who was basically from Iraq. There was once majority of Kashmiri Pandits who migrated to other places during the terrorism in the late 1980s and continued till the 1990s.
Majority of people here are Government Employees. Mostly Teachers and Professors in Government Buildings. Agriculture also plays an important role in the lives of some Farmers. Minority of People work in Shops, Hotels and Road Transport.
There are many Medical Shops. So, there is no need for people to go far flung areas for seeking Healthcare. There is also one Hospital in the Village.
This Village Alone has a number of Schools and Higher Schools but no College. Some of the famous schools are:
- New Age Institute
- Govt. Higher Secondary School
- Girls Middle School
- Hanfia Model Institute