Awantipora

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Awantipora
اونتی پورہ
city
Remains of Awanti Swami Temple
Remains of Awanti Swami Temple
Awantipora is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Awantipora
Awantipora
Awantipora is located in India
Awantipora
Awantipora
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°55′N 75°01′E / 33.92°N 75.02°E / 33.92; 75.02Coordinates: 33°55′N 75°01′E / 33.92°N 75.02°E / 33.92; 75.02
Country  India
State Jammu & Kashmir
District Pulwama
Elevation 1,582 m (5,190 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,250
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Sex ratio /
Website pulwama.nic.in

Awantipora or Awantipur is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated between Anantnag and Srinagar on National Highway 1A. Awantipora was named after Avanti Varman and had a number of ancient Hindu temples built by the king including the Avantiswami Temple. The ruins of temples constructed by Lalitaditya are also found in Awantipora. The temple sites are protected and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

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As of 2001 India census,[1] Awantipora had a population of 6,250. Males constitute 59% of the population and females 41%. Awantipora has an average literacy rate of 48%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 78% of the males and 22% of females literate. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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  1. ^ "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.