Nagrota

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Nagrota
town
Nagrota is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Nagrota
Nagrota
Nagrota is located in India
Nagrota
Nagrota
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 32°49′00″N 74°55′00″E / 32.81667°N 74.91667°E / 32.81667; 74.91667Coordinates: 32°49′00″N 74°55′00″E / 32.81667°N 74.91667°E / 32.81667; 74.91667
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Jammu
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,998
Languages
 • Official Hindi , Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 181221
Telephone code 0191
Vehicle registration JK
Nearest city Jammu
Climate Moderate (Köppen)

Nagrota is a town located in the Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. It is located on National Highway 1A (NH1A) between Jammu city and Udhampur. Nagrota along with Kashmiri Pandit Migrant town of Jagti straddle the national highway, with a few additional minor roads. Nagrota is the first shrine stoppage for Mata Vaishno Devi. The Kol-Kandoli temple is situated here.Nagrota has an extension of Jammmu Industries having Oil Depots and Godowns.

Though Nagrota does not have a railway station, it does have a Railway Station Code assigned (NGRT) in preparation for the completion of the planned Jammu-Srinagar railway extension.

Nagrota is also home to prestigious Sainik School.

On 29 November 2016, Indian Army Base, located in Nagrota, was struck by terrorists. Seven Indian soldiers, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were martyred during the exchange of fire. All 4 terrorists were killed after a long gun battle that lasted 8 hours.

Geography[edit]

Nagrota is about 14 km ahead of Jammu city on NH1A.The town is located on uneven low valleys in the Trikuta hills on one side and river Tawi on the other side.Nagrota has an average elevation of 412 m above sea level.

Demographies[edit]

As of 2011, Nagrota had a population of 19,998 while the twin town of Jagti, made for Kashmiri migrants, had a population of 2,786.

Religion[edit]

Hindu 89.30%, Sikh 4.39%, Muslim 5.31%,[1]

Cantonment and 16 Corps[edit]

There is a large Nagrota Cantonment located in Nagrota, which is the home of 16 Corps, the largest Corps in the Indian Army and also world's largest corp. A Military Police checkpost is located at the entry point.cantonment.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in
  2. ^ "Nagrota Corps / XVI Corps / White Knight Corps". GlobalSecurity.org. Accessed 2009-10-06.