Bandipora district

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Nickname(s): khuihaama
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates: 34°25′12″N 74°39′00″E / 34.42000°N 74.65000°E / 34.42000; 74.65000Coordinates: 34°25′12″N 74°39′00″E / 34.42000°N 74.65000°E / 34.42000; 74.65000
Country India
StateJammu and Kashmir
 • District345 km2 (133 sq mi)
 • Urban49.6 km2 (19.2 sq mi)
 • Rural295.4 km2 (114.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • District392,232
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneIndian Standard Time

Bandipora district is one of the 22 districts in Jammu and Kashmir state in northern India. Bandipora town is the administrative headquarters of the district. Bandipora, a township with peculiar scenic beauty is located in the foothills of the snow clad peaks of Harmukh overlooking the schores of Wular has produced hundreds, of scholars and intellectuals. Before, 1947, this town was a big trade and literary centre of Kashmir. Bandipora, the birthplace of great Historian, Hassan Khoehami. This district was carved out from the erstwhile Baramulla district in 2007. The district is bounded by Kupwara district in the west, Baramulla district in the south and Kargil, Srinagar and Ganderbal districts in the east. This district occupies an area of 398 km².[2] The district has a population of 392,232 as per 2011 census.

Education In Bandipora[edit]

Some of the noticeable institutions, colleges of Bandipora Which provide quality education to the students of district Bandipora

  1. Govt NM Boys Higher School Kaloosa Bandipora
  2. Govt Polytechnic College Bandipora
  3. Al-Noor College Of Education
  4. Mehboobul Aalam College Of Education
  5. Govt High School Bagh Bandipora
  6. Muslim Model School Qazipora Watapora
  7. Govt HKM Degree College Bandipora
  8. Army Good Will School Aythmulla
  9. Shaheen College Of Education.
  10. Govt Higher Sec. School Nadihal Bandipora.
  11. Govt Higher Sec. School Aloosa Bandipora
  12. Govt Higher Sec. School Aragam Bandipora.
  13. Govt Secondary School Mantrigam Bandipora.
  14. Govt Secondary School Bonakoot Bandipora


The district comprises three tehsils: Bandipora, Sumbal Sonawari and Gurez. The district has three Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Gurez, Bandipora and Sonawari. All of these are part of Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency.


According to the 2011 census Bandipora district has a population of 385,099,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Maldives.[4] This gives it a ranking of 561st in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 1,117 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,890/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 26.31%.[3] Bandipora has a sex ratio of 911 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 57.82%.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Census of India 2011
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al (ed.) (2010). India 2010, A Reference Annual (PDF). New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Indiaand. p. 1142. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Maldives 394,999 July 2011 est.

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