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Shupiyan is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°43′N 74°50′E / 33.72°N 74.83°E / 33.72; 74.83Coordinates: 33°43′N 74°50′E / 33.72°N 74.83°E / 33.72; 74.83
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Shopian
 • Total 612.87 km2 (236.63 sq mi)
Elevation 2,057 m (6,749 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 211,000
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 192303
Sex ratio 950:1000 /

Shupiyan or Shopian is a town in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the administrative headquarters of the Shopian district.


Shopian district derives its name from its chief town, Shopian, about which Frederic Drew, while justifying the basis of its nomenclature, states that it is the distortion of word “SHAH-PAYAN”, i.e. royal stay.The local people also hold the view that Shopian was earlier named as "SHIN-VAN" meaning the snow forest. However the Shias have a different view, and they believe it was earlier inhabited by Shias so it is "SHIN- VAN" that is The Forest of Shias . Shopian is an ancient town of Kashmir and had an importance due to it being situated on the ancient imperial route, commonly known as Mughal Road, which connects Lahore and Srinagar. Shopian was one out of six Wazarat Headquarters in Kashmir from 1872-1892 A.D.

Shopian Town - the district headquarters - is 51 kilometres (32 mi) from Srinagar and 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Pulwama at an elevation of 2,146 metres (7,041 ft) above the sea level. It has decades-old road connectivity with Anantnag as well as Kulgam.

Colleges and Schools[edit]

  • Government Degree College for Boys and Girls (Science, Commerece & Arts streams)
  • University of Siraj Ul Uloom Imamsaheb
  • Losetech Computer Education, Shopian
  • Govt. Polytechnic college Alyalpora Shopian.
  • RPC Computers Srinagar Road Shopian.
  • Public Model School, Ratnipora
  • Eternal Success School, Shopian
  • Geographicus Public School, Shopian
  • National Innovations Public School, Zainapora, Shopian
  • Mohammadiya Institution
  • Shah-i-Hamdan School Batapora, on the banks of Ranbi-Ara
  • Green Land Higher Secondary Edu. Inst. near the fire station
  • Maktabia Islamia School, near the police station
  • Sky Lark Public School, near the CEO building batpora spn
  • Spring Dales Public School Batapora, near Phe division
  • Shama Public High School Habdipora shopian
  • Lords Token School Lawahind ganowpora spn
  • Activity Public School, Nowpora
  • Govt. Middle School, Manzimpora
  • School Chale Hum School Village, Manzimpora
  • Govt High School, Reshinagri
  • Talimul Isalm Ahmadiyya Public School, Reashinager
  • Govt Boys Primary School, Reashinager
  • Govt Girls Primary School, Reashinager
  • Darul Uloom Islamia, Pinjura
  • University of Siraj-ul-Uloom, Imamsaheb
  • Govt. Boys & Girls Higher Secondary, Shopian
  • Sun Shine Public School, Pinjura
  • Ameer Kabeer Memorial Institute K. Manloo, Shopian
  • Govt. High School, Pinjura
  • Shah I Hamdan Institute, Ramnagri
  • Govt.High School, Ramnagri
  • Govt. High School, D. K. Pora
  • Govt. H.S.S., Kapren
  • Simnania Public School, Arshi Pora, Shopian
  • JK Charitable Welfare Trust (We Help You)
  • Al-Mustafa Educational Trust, Mashwara
  • Govt. Middle School, Mashwara (A gratifying educational center of zone keegam )
  • Govt. Middle School, Reshipora, Zainapora, Shopian
  • Central Public hr.sec. School, Chitragam
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Zainapora
  • Govt. Boys Middle School, Zainapora
  • Govt. Girls Middle School, Zainapora
  • Motherland Public School, Zainapora
  • Garieb Nawaz Public School, Zainapora
  • Hanfiya Middle School, Zainapora
  • Haji Mumin Higher Secondary, Hajipora
  • Hanfia Institute High School, Losdanow


Shupiyan is located at 33°43′N 74°50′E / 33.72°N 74.83°E / 33.72; 74.83.[1] It has an average elevation of 2057 metres (6748 feet). It is 54 km from Srinagar.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Shupiyan Town had a population of 12,396. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Shupiyan has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 51%. In Shupiyan, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.