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Balakote
Bala Kote
Village
Balakote
Balakote
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Balakote
Balakote
Balakote (India)
Coordinates: 33°29′N 74°10′E / 33.49°N 74.17°E / 33.49; 74.17Coordinates: 33°29′N 74°10′E / 33.49°N 74.17°E / 33.49; 74.17[1]
Country India
Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir
DistrictPoonch
TehsilBalakote
Population
 (2011)
 • Total461[2]
Languages
 • SpokenPahari, Gojri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
185211
Vehicle registrationJK-12
Websitepoonch.nic.in

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.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census of India, Balnoi has 103 households.[3] 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%.

Demographics (2011 Census)
Total Male Female
Population 461 216 245
Children aged below 6 years 88 58 30
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 55 20 35
Literacy 79.89% 91.77% 71.16%
Workers (all) 314 132 182
Main workers (all) 46
Marginal workers (total) 268 104 164

Transportation

Road

Balakote is well-connected by road to other places in Jammu and Kashmir and India by the NH 144A and BG Surankote Road.

Rail

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.

Air

The nearest airport to Balakote is Srinagar International Airport located at a distance of 187 km (116 mi) and is a 6-hour drive.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Balakote, Poonch (Google Maps)". Google Maps. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Bala Kote Population". Our Hero. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Bala Kote Population". Our Hero. Retrieved 26 April 2020.