Bhaderwah (also Bhadarwah valley) is a town, tehsil and sub-division (sub-district) in the district Doda of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.[3] It is also known as Switzerland and for its high literacy rate, it is known as Kerala of Jammu and Kashmir.

Bhaderwah
Bhadlayi
Bhaderkashi (ancient name in princely state)
Town / Tehsil
Bhaderwah in Snow
Bhaderwah in Snow
Bhaderwah is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Bhaderwah is located in India
Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah
Bhaderwah (India)
Coordinates: 32°58′48″N 75°42′49″E / 32.980033°N 75.713706°E / 32.980033; 75.713706Coordinates: 32°58′48″N 75°42′49″E / 32.980033°N 75.713706°E / 32.980033; 75.713706
Country India
Union TerritoryJammu and Kashmir
DivisionJammu
RegionChenab Valley
DistrictDoda
Area
 • Total5.50 km2 (2.12 sq mi)
Elevation
1,613 m (5,292 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total11,084
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bhaderwahi
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu
 • Other Spoken languagesKashmiri, Bhaderwahi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC +05:30 (Indian Standard Time)
ADC BhaderwahRakesh Kumar[2]


EtymologyEdit

The word Bhaderwah is derived from the Hindu Goddess Bhadrakali and the place was formerly known as Bhaderkashi. Later, the name of this place was modified to Bhadarwah,[4] which is now common and official name of this place.[5]

HistoryEdit

In 1841, Bhadarwah became part of J&K state. When Maharaja Partap Singh was crowned as king of Jammu and Kashmir, he gifted Bhadarwah to his younger brother Raja Amar Singh as “Jagir”. The Jagir comprised Bhadarwah, Bhalessa and the vast area left of river Chenab from Thathri up to Khellani (Doda).[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1911 2,563—    
1921 2,603+0.15%
1931 2,895+1.07%
1941 2,989+0.32%
1951 3,559+1.76%
1961 4,129+1.50%
1971 5,211+2.35%
1981 6,075+1.55%
2001 10,516+2.78%
2011 11,084+0.53%
Source: [1]

DemographyEdit

Religions in Bhaderwah Town
Religion Percent
Muslims
74.99%
Hindus
24.71%
Others
0.31%
Religions in Bhaderwah Tehsil
Religion Percent
Hindus
58.02%
Muslims
41.71%
Others
0.26%

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Bhaderwah (1981–2010 normals, extremes 1977–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
24.8
(76.6)
29.6
(85.3)
32.6
(90.7)
38.4
(101.1)
39.3
(102.7)
39.4
(102.9)
37.2
(99.0)
35.1
(95.2)
32.4
(90.3)
28.7
(83.7)
22.9
(73.2)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
13.1
(55.6)
18.2
(64.8)
23.4
(74.1)
27.3
(81.1)
30.5
(86.9)
30.5
(86.9)
29.8
(85.6)
28.4
(83.1)
24.6
(76.3)
20.1
(68.2)
14.8
(58.6)
22.7
(72.9)
Average low °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
0.2
(32.4)
3.5
(38.3)
7.2
(45.0)
10.1
(50.2)
13.9
(57.0)
16.9
(62.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.4
(54.3)
6.6
(43.9)
3.0
(37.4)
0.4
(32.7)
7.5
(45.5)
Record low °C (°F) −10.8
(12.6)
−9.2
(15.4)
−6.5
(20.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
0.2
(32.4)
5.2
(41.4)
7.0
(44.6)
8.1
(46.6)
2.5
(36.5)
−3.0
(26.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
−6.5
(20.3)
−10.8
(12.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 125.3
(4.93)
170.9
(6.73)
171.5
(6.75)
123.8
(4.87)
94.1
(3.70)
74.8
(2.94)
141.0
(5.55)
121.0
(4.76)
92.2
(3.63)
38.8
(1.53)
35.9
(1.41)
72.5
(2.85)
1,262.6
(49.71)
Average rainy days 6.8 8.5 8.6 7.5 7.4 7.1 9.8 9.3 4.9 2.6 2.4 3.9 78.5
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 63 64 57 51 51 51 64 68 60 51 54 58 58
Source: India Meteorological Department[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 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 - IV Population of 10,000 and 19,999 (Report).
  2. ^ "ADC Bhaderwah - Doda District". Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  3. ^ Bhaderwah Town, Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir
  4. ^ Excelsior, Daily (26 July 2012). "Bhaderwah beckons you". Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Administrative Setup of Doda district". doda.nic.in. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  6. ^ Excelsior, Daily (6 February 2016). "Past, present of Doda". Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Station: Badarwah Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 57–58. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M75. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.

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