Pampore

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Pampore
Saffron City
city
Nickname(s): Pampar
Pampore is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Pampore
Pampore
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Pampore is located in India
Pampore
Pampore
Pampore (India)
Coordinates: 34°01′N 74°56′E / 34.02°N 74.93°E / 34.02; 74.93Coordinates: 34°01′N 74°56′E / 34.02°N 74.93°E / 34.02; 74.93
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Pulwama
Elevation 1,573 m (5,161 ft)
Population [citation needed]
 • Total 21,680
Languages Kashmiri, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Pampore or Pampur is a historic town situated on the eastern side of river Jehlum on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir. It is worldwide famous for its Saffron, so known as "Saffron Town of Kashmir". Pampore is one of the few places in the world where saffron, the world's most expensive spice, grows.The area is about 11 km from Srinagar city centre Lal Chowk. The postal code of area is 192121. Pampore is also very famous for crisp bread known as 'Shirmaal'.

Geography[edit]

Pampore is located at 34°01′N 74°56′E / 34.02°N 74.93°E / 34.02; 74.93.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Pampore tehsil had a population of 60613. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Pampore has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy. As in 2011, Pampore town had a population of 21,680, males being 11007 (51%) and females 10673 (49%).[3]

Politics[edit]

Pampore is an Assembly Constituency in J&K Legislative Assembly. Ruling party PDP's Zahoor Ahmad Mir (Minister of State for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry,Cooperatives, Fisheries, PHE and Irrigation) is MLA from Pampore constituency winning consecutive 3rd time in assembly elections held in Nov-Dec 2014.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Pampur, India". Faiingrain.com. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-01. Retrieved 2014-06-01.