Bandipora District

Population: 385,099 (2011)

State: Jammu and Kashmir

Language: Kashmiri, Hindi

Headquarters: Bandipore


Date of Formation: Bandipora District was carved out of Baramulla District in 2007.

Area: 345 square kilometers

Density of Population: 1117 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 57.82 % - Male: 68.41 %, Female: 46.24 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:911


Boundaries of Bandipora District


North: Kashmir Region

South: Ganderbal District, Jammu and Kashmir

East: Kargil District, Jammu and Kashmir

North West: Kupwara District, Jammu and Kashmir

South West: Baramulla District, Jammu and Kashmir


Bandipora District Average Rainfall: 851 mm

Bandipora District Average Temperature in Summer: 23 deg C

Bandipora District Average Temperature in Winter: 5 deg C





Tehsils: Bandipora, Sumbal, Sonawari, Gurais

Blocks: Bandipora, Gurez, Hajin, Sumbhal, Tulail

Assembly Constituencies: Gurez, Bandipora, Sonawari

Lakes: Wular Lake

Mountain Ranges: Sarendar, Kudara, Vewan, Mowa, Tresangam


Bandipora District Nearby Attractions


1. Danishwar also called Chota Amar Nath

2. Mt Harmukh

3. Kodara

4. Sheera Sir

5. Lies Guraze


Bandipora District Facts: Bandipora is noted for three As, Alim, Adab and Aab which means knowledge, good habits and water respectively. Wular Lake here is the largest fresh water lake in Asia.     This district serves as a link connecting Central Asia through the silk route.


What is Bandipora District Famous For: Darul Uloom Rehamia, the largest religious institution in Jammu and Kashmir


Inhabitants: Gujjars, Bakarwals


Famous People From Bandipora District: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani


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Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012


Places in Bandipora District