District Profile

Bandipora (ˌbændɪˈpɔː) (Kashmiri: بنڈ پُور,Urdu: بانڈی پوره‎) is the administrative headquarters of the district of Bandipora in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located on the northern banks of Wular - the second largest fresh water lake in Asia. Bandipora has a terraced garden similar to that of Nishat Bagh in Srinagar. In Kashmiri there is a famous phrase about Bandipora or in other words Bandipora is famous for three A's - A'lim (knowledge), Adab (good habits or literature) and Aab (water). As can be known from the folklore, the name of Bandipora originated either from Bund of Wular as Bund e pur, from the local Folk-singing Bands(بانذ) as Baand e pur or from the enlosed (بند) geographical location as Bandh e pur. Bandipora is bound by mountains on three sides and by Wular Lake in the fourth.

District at a Glance
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
01 Geographical area Sq.Kms 2011 398
02 No of Villages (Revenue Villages) Nos 2015 123
03 Patwar Halqas Nos 2015 35
04 Niabats Nos 2015 25
05 No of Municipal Committees Nos 2015 03
06 No of Tehsils Nos 2015 07
07 No of Blocks Nos 2015 12
08 No of Panchayat Halqas Nos 2015 114
09 Model Villages Nos 2015 07
10 Road Length Kms 2015 736.45
11 Community Information Centres Nos 2015 04
12 Assembly Constituencies Nos 2015 03

Population
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 Population Nos 2011 385089
2 Males Nos 2011 201515
3 Females Nos 2011 183574

Population in Tehsils
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 Bandipora Nos 2011 178421
2 Sonawari Nos 2011 174756
3 Gurez Nos 2011 31912

Population Category Wise
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 Rural Nos 2011 258009
2 Schedule tribes Nos 2011 61614
3 Urban Nos 2011 65465

Sex Ratio
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 Male %age 2011 52
2 Female %age 2011 48

Percentage Of Population
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 General Population %age 2011 67
2 Urban Population %age 2011 17
3 Schedule Tribe %age 2011 16

Literacy Rate
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 Male %age 2011 67.29
2 Female %age 2011 43.94
Health
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 Sub. District Hospitals Nos 2011 03
2 Primary Health Centres Nos 2011 06
3 Subsidiary health centres Nos 2011 01
4 Allopathic Dispensaries Nos 2011 05
5 Unani Dispensaries Nos 2011 16
6 Medical aid centre Nos 2011 05
7 Sub centre(normal/F.welfare) Nos 2011 53
Education
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 Govt Degree college Nos 2011 03
2 B.Ed college Nos 2011 05
3 Govt Higher sec school Nos 2011 18
4 Govt high schools Nos 2011 39
5 Private high school Nos 2011 15
6 Govt middle schools Nos 2011 252
7 Private middle school Nos 2011 37
8 Govt primary schools Nos 2011 511
9 Private primary school Nos 2011 40
Electric
S.NO DESCRIPTION UNIT REFERENCE YEAR MAGNITUDE
1 Receiving station(33/11 kv)66 mva Nos 2011 09
2 Sub Stations Nos 2011 687
3 length of 11kv line Nos 2011 1100
4 length of LT line Nos 2011 2897
5 Connections Nos 2011 38214
6 D.G. Sets Nos 2011 13
7 No. of un-electrified villages/pattis Nos 2011 101


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