Bari Brahmana

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Bari Brahmana
Bidi Bari
Bari Brahmana is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Bari Brahmana
Bari Brahmana
Bari Brahmana is located in India
Bari Brahmana
Bari Brahmana
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 32°38′N 74°56′E / 32.64°N 74.93°E / 32.64; 74.93Coordinates: 32°38′N 74°56′E / 32.64°N 74.93°E / 32.64; 74.93
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Samba
Elevation 340 m (1,120 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 15,453
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bari Brahmana (Hindi: बड़ी ब्राह्मण) is a town and a notified area committee in Samba district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India.The Industrial city has become the largest manufacturing centre of Jammu and Kashmir.Bari Brahmana has the largest number of industries in the state with a great share in industrial GDP of state.The name of the town is derived from two Dogri words 'Bari' meaning open ground and 'Brahmana' meaning Brahmins (a Varna in Hinduism) Thus the name means 'the garden of Brahmins'


Bari Brahmana is located at 32°38′N 74°56′E / 32.64°N 74.93°E / 32.64; 74.93.[1] It has an average elevation of 340 metres (1115 feet).The city is just 14 km south of Jammu Tawi city and is situated on the banks of Devika river at a flat alluvial plains on the foot hills of the Shiwaliks which surround it on the East and North-east.


The climate of the district being sub tropical zone is hot and dry in summer and cold in winter. Being in the foot hills of the mountains nights are bit cooler than that of neighbouring areas of Punjab. The temperature ranges between 4 degree Celsius and 47 degree Celsius.


Bari Brahmana was formerly a small settlement of the Dogra Brahmins who were mostly teachers and astrologers.With the development of Jammu's infrastructure and its proximity to Jammu city, Bari Brahmana emerged as a leading manufacturing centre of the state.


As of 2011 India census,[2] Bari Brahmana had a population of 15,453. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bari Brahmana has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of ; with 59% of the males and 41% of females literate. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.The majority of population is Hindu followed by Muslims and Sikhs.