Location in Jammu and Kashmir
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Union Territory||Jammu and Kashmir|
|• Spoken||Pahari, Gojri|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Balakote (also known as Bala Kote) is a village and tehsil in Poonch district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The village is located 63 km (39 mi) from the district headquarters, Poonch.
According to the 2011 census of India, Balnoi has 103 households. The literacy rate of Balakote was 79.89% compared to 67.16% of Jammu and Kashmir. In Balakote, Male literacy stands at 91.77% while the female literacy rate was 71.16%.
|Children aged below 6 years||88||58||30|
|Main workers (all)||46||–||–|
|Marginal workers (total)||268||104||164|
Balakote is well-connected by road to other places in Jammu and Kashmir and India by the NH 144A and BG Surankote Road.
The nearest railway stations to Balakote are Jammu Tawi railway station and Awantipora railway station located at a distance of 199 km (124 mi) and 161 km (100 mi) respectively.
The nearest airport to Balakote is Srinagar International Airport located at a distance of 187 km (116 mi) and is a 6-hour drive.