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ژوگام चौगाम
Chowgam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Chowgam is located in India
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°37′14″N 75°7′22″E / 33.62056°N 75.12278°E / 33.62056; 75.12278Coordinates: 33°37′14″N 75°7′22″E / 33.62056°N 75.12278°E / 33.62056; 75.12278
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Kulgam formerly with Islamabad
 • Official Kashmiri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 192 102
Telephone code 01932
Vehicle registration JK 18

Chowgam (Kashmiri: ژوگام, Urdu:چوگام, Hindi: चौगाम) is a village in Kulgam District, having its block in Qazigund of Anantnag District. It is located 6 km from its main district Kulgam, and 5 km from its block Qazigund. It is one of the oldest villages in Kashmir Valley.


Chowgam is located at the south-western part of Kashmir as well as Anantnag District. Two main Rivers flow from this village:

  • River Lamer, arising from the southern Mountain surrounding this village.
  • River Wyeth, arising from the Verinag Spring and joining Lamer at the end of the Village.

These two rivers make one unit and join the Jehlum River and continue their journey. Paddy Fields are located near the Boundary of the village.


People mostly follow Islam. There is a shrine of Baba Naseeb Din Gazi who was basically from Iraq. There was once majority of Kashmiri Pandits who migrated to other places during the terrorism in the late 1980s and continued till the 1990s.


Majority of people here are Government Employees. Mostly Teachers and Professors in Government Buildings. Agriculture also plays an important role in the lives of some Farmers. Minority of People work in Shops, Hotels and Road Transport.


There are many Medical Shops. So, there is no need for people to go far flung areas for seeking Healthcare. There is also one Hospital in the Village.


This Village Alone has a number of Schools and Higher Schools but no College. Some of the famous schools are:

  • New Age Institute
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Girls Middle School
  • Hanfia Model Institute