Ramban (Jammu and Kashmir)

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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Ramban district.
Ramban
रामबन
city
Ramban is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Ramban
Ramban
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°15′N 75°15′E / 33.25°N 75.25°E / 33.25; 75.25Coordinates: 33°15′N 75°15′E / 33.25°N 75.25°E / 33.25; 75.25
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Ramban
Elevation 1,156 m (3,793 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,128
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website ramban.gov.in

Ramban (Hindi: रामबन) is a town in the newly created Ramban district in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir north of Udhampur. It is the district headquarters.

Geography[edit]

Ramban town is located at 33°15′N 75°15′E / 33.25°N 75.25°E / 33.25; 75.25.[1] on the right bank of River Chenab that is also known as 'Chandrabhaga' river.

The town is located on National Highway-1A (now NH44) at about 150 km from Jammu and about 150 km from Srinagar making it almost a central point on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.[2]

Ramban district has an average elevation of 1,156 metres (3792 feet). The boundary lines of Ramban district have come to be drawn from Patnitop on its south, Assar on its east, Gool on its west and Banihal on its north. Ramban district comprises two Tehsils, namely, Ramban and Banihal, and four community development blocks, namely, Banihal, Gool, Ramban and Ramsoo. The district consisted of 116 census villages and 127 Revenue villages in 2001. Total panchayat Halqas in District Ramban are 124.

Transport[edit]

Ramban is an important town on the right bank of River Chenab on Jammu–Srinagar National Highway 1-A, almost equidistant (about 150 km) from Jammu and Srinagar. It is reached by road from Jammu. The nearest airport is Jammu airport.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Ramban town had a population of 8,128. Males constitute 68% and females 32% of the population. Ramban had average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the Indian national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 86%, and female literacy was 59%. In Ramban, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ramban
  2. ^ Statement showing the number of blocks in respect of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir State including newly Created Districts dated 2008-03-13, accessed 2008-08-30
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.