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Kulgam

Kolgom
Town
Kulgam
Kulgam
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Kulgam
Kulgam
Kulgam (India)
Coordinates: 33°38′24″N 75°01′12″E / 33.64000°N 75.02000°E / 33.64000; 75.02000Coordinates: 33°38′24″N 75°01′12″E / 33.64000°N 75.02000°E / 33.64000; 75.02000
Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
DistrictKulgam
Government
 • TypeDemocracy
 • BodyGovt. of Jammu & Kashmir
 • Chairperson DDCMohd Afzal Parray [1]
Area
 • Total18.51 km2 (7.15 sq mi)
Elevation
1,739 m (5,705 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2][3][4]
 • Total23,584
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Dogri, English[5][6]
Demographics
 • Literacy rate69.2%
 • Sex ratio871.0 / 1000
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN CODE
192231,[7]
Telephone code01931 [8]
Vehicle registrationJK18 JK18A, JK18B, JK18C [9]
Websitehttps://kulgam.nic.in/

Kulgam (Urdu pronunciation: [kʊlɡaːm]), known as Kolgom[10] (Kashmiri pronunciation: [kɔlɨɡoːm]) in Kashmiri, is a town, administrative division, and capital of the Kulgam district in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located at a distance of 67 km (42 mi) from the summer state capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar. The city is divided into 16 electoral wards that has population of 23,584, of which 12,605 are males while 10,979 are females.[11]

Geography

The partial excavation of an archaeological site in a nearby village called Kutbal has yielded material culture from the period of Kushan rule in the region.[12][13] Stamped tiles, which were excavated from the site, indicated the taste and living standard of the population.[14][15] "These excavations speak of high culture, civic sense, social norms and art of the people living in first century AD."[16]

Demographics

As of 2011 India census, Kulgam had a population of 23,584.[2][3] There were 12,605 males (53%) and 10,979 females (47%).[2] Of the population, 3,353 (14.2%) were age 0-6: 1,787 males (53%) and 1,566 females (47%).[2] The literacy rate for the people over six was 69.2% (males 80.7%, females 56.1%).[2]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1911 1,795—    
1961 4,599+1.90%
1971 6,369+3.31%
1981 8,202+2.56%
2001 13,136+2.38%
2011 23,584+6.03%
Source: [3]

Sight Seeing

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Town Kulgam is situated at a distance of about 68 km from Srinagar and about 17 km from Anantnag. It has road connectivity with its neighboring districts like Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag and Ramban etc. and Town besides being linked with far flung areas of the District by a dependable road network. Besides places of spiritual interest the district has tourist spots like "Ahrabal water fall" on Veshaw River, Amnoo Eid Gah which is a place of sight-seeing in the extreme south-west of district Kulgam., Kongwattan and Gurwattan ahead of Ahrabal, Charenbal and Nandimarg high land pastures are also places of tourist attraction apart from virgin meadows in the area from Kund to Ladigasan (ahead of Aherbal clefts). The District also has super abundance of natural water resources in the shape of various famous springs such as, Kausar Nag (ahead of Aherbal), Waseknag (Kund), Khee Nag( Khee Jogipora), etc.

Road facility

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Kulgam has following roads connecting it to various assembly segments and with NH1A (Major District Roads)

Khudwani-Frisal-Zainpora Road Frisal-Damidallah-Buchroo Road Frisal-Kralchek-Nagharad road Frisal- Nawbal-Shamsipora-Batingoo Road

Health facilities

Education establishments

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Schools

Colleges

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See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/apni-party-wins-chairpersons-post-in-2-of-three-dist-development-councils-pagd-one/article33769695.ece. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g District Census Handbook Kulgam, Part B (PDF). Census of India 2011 (Report). 16 June 2014. pp. 22–23. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e A-4 Towns And Urban Agglomerations Classified By Population Size Class In 2011 With Variation Since 1901. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (Report).
    Class - III Population of 20,000 and 49,999 (Report).
  4. ^ "Kulgam Population Census 2011". census2011.co.in. 2011 Census of India.
  5. ^ "The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020" (PDF). The Gazette of India. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Parliament passes JK Official Languages Bill, 2020". Rising Kashmir. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Kulgam, Srinagar, JK - STD Code: 01931".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Kashir Encyclopedia (in Kashmiri). 1. Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Arts Culture and Languages. 1986. p. 207.
  11. ^ "2018 Municipal Polls In Brief". kashmirlife.net. Kashmir Life. 24 October 2018.
  12. ^ Hussain, Tawqeer (30 October 2012). "Ancient Urban civilization Unearthed In South Kashmir, Left Unexplored". Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  13. ^ Ahmad, Iqbal (24 March 2019). "Terracotta's of Kashmir". Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  14. ^ Lone, Abdul Rashid. "Terracotta Art of Kashmir: An Overview". Sahapedia. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  15. ^ Lone, Abdul Rashid. "Early Historic Terracotta Art of Kashmir: A Photo Gallery". Sahapedia. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  16. ^ "History", District Kulgam, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, retrieved 20 February 2021
  17. ^ "Complete Detail Of Health Institutions In Kulgam District". jkhealth.org. Department of Health and Medical Education.
  18. ^ [1]