Bhaderwah

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Bhaderwah

Bhaderkashi (ancient name in princely state)
Mini Kashmir (presently Chota Kashmir)
Town / Tehsil
Bhaderwah is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Bhaderwah is located in India
Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah (India)
Coordinates: 32°58′48″N 75°42′49″E / 32.980033°N 75.713706°E / 32.980033; 75.713706Coordinates: 32°58′48″N 75°42′49″E / 32.980033°N 75.713706°E / 32.980033; 75.713706
Country India
Union TerritoryJammu and Kashmir
DistrictDoda
Elevation
1,613 m (5,292 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total11,084
Demonym(s)Bhaderwahi
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu
 • Other Spoken languagesBhaderwahi, Kashmiri, Urdu
Time zoneUTC +05:30 (Indian Standard Time)
ADC BhaderwahRakesh Kumar[1]

Bhaderwah (or Bhadarwah valley) is a town and tehsil in the district Doda of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.[2] It is also given the status of sub-district. The town is governed by a notified area council (city council). The Bhaderwah valley is located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, 80 km (50 mi) from Batote.

History[edit]

Very little is known about the history of Bhaderwah to the common people and larger masses but in the folklore, the history dates back to prehistoric times. Earlier, the town was known by the name of Hettary Nagar and prior to that, there were two other towns namely Donga Nagar and Udho Nagar. Both the Nagars was supposed to be situated somewhere to the east of the present Bhaderwah town. Both the Nagars flooded due to torrential floods from the Himalayan Ranges. The modern-day abundance of boulders present reveals the occurrence of disaster then. The aftermath of the catastrophe made people of Bhaderwah select a place for their rehabilitation in Seeri (from word ‘SEER' meaning a vast piece of land), the present-day Bhaderwah.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bhaderwah (1981–2010, extremes 1977–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
24.8
(76.6)
29.6
(85.3)
32.6
(90.7)
37.6
(99.7)
39.3
(102.7)
39.4
(102.9)
37.2
(99.0)
35.1
(95.2)
32.4
(90.3)
28.7
(83.7)
22.9
(73.2)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
13.1
(55.6)
18.2
(64.8)
23.4
(74.1)
27.3
(81.1)
30.5
(86.9)
30.5
(86.9)
29.8
(85.6)
28.4
(83.1)
24.6
(76.3)
20.1
(68.2)
14.8
(58.6)
22.7
(72.9)
Average low °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
0.2
(32.4)
3.5
(38.3)
7.2
(45.0)
10.1
(50.2)
13.9
(57.0)
16.9
(62.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.4
(54.3)
6.6
(43.9)
3.0
(37.4)
0.4
(32.7)
7.5
(45.5)
Record low °C (°F) −10.8
(12.6)
−9.2
(15.4)
−6.5
(20.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
0.2
(32.4)
5.2
(41.4)
7.0
(44.6)
8.1
(46.6)
2.5
(36.5)
−3.0
(26.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
−6.5
(20.3)
−10.8
(12.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 125.3
(4.93)
170.9
(6.73)
171.5
(6.75)
123.8
(4.87)
94.1
(3.70)
74.8
(2.94)
141.0
(5.55)
121.0
(4.76)
92.2
(3.63)
38.8
(1.53)
35.9
(1.41)
72.5
(2.85)
1,262.6
(49.71)
Average rainy days 6.8 8.5 8.6 7.5 7.4 7.1 9.8 9.3 4.9 2.6 2.4 3.9 78.5
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 63 64 57 51 51 51 64 68 60 51 54 58 58
Source: India Meteorological Department[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ADC Bhaderwah - Doda District". Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  2. ^ Bhaderwah Town, Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir
  3. ^ History of Bhaderwah, Deptt. of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir
  4. ^ "Station: Badarwah Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 57–58. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M75. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.