Boniyar

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Boniyar
town
Boniyar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Boniyar
Boniyar
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Boniyar is located in India
Boniyar
Boniyar
Boniyar (India)
Coordinates: 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°E / 33.80; 75.10Coordinates: 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°E / 33.80; 75.10
Country  India
State  Jammu and Kashmir
District Baramulla
Elevation 1,577 m (5,174 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 72,564
Languages
 • spoken[citation needed] Urdu, Kashmiri, Pahari
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration JK05
Website baramulla.nic.in

Boniyar[1] is a town and a municipal committee in tehsil Boniyar, Baramulla district in India's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located 20 km towards west from district headquarters Baramulla. Boniyar was given tehsil status in 2006. Prominent villages in tehsil Boniyar are kanchan Wopal Haq Marg Athishampora Bijhama, Trikanjan,Barnate,Uranbuha,Chandanwari Chahla and Nowshera. Major site of attraction is lower jhelum hydropower project at chalah Boniyar having capacity of generating 105 MW. Lachipora wildlife sanctuary has been established for conserving markhoor and other vulnerable animals.

The bank of the dam of Lower Jehlum Hydropower plant has become a tourist destination with Nowshera at opposite side of river jehlum have got amazing view points.

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  1. ^ Urdu: بونیار