Bhaderwah

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Bhaderwah (or Bhadarwah valley) is a town and tehsil in the district Doda of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.[3] It is also given the status of sub-district. The town is governed by a notified area council (city council). The Bhaderwah valley is located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, 80 km (50 mi) from Batote.

Bhaderwah

Bhaderkashi (ancient name in princely state)
Town / Tehsil
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
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 languagesBhaderwahi, Kashmiri, Urdu
Time zoneUTC +05:30 (Indian Standard Time)
ADC BhaderwahRakesh Kumar[2]

HistoryEdit

Very little is known about the history of Bhaderwah to the common people and larger masses but in the folklore, the history dates back to prehistoric times. Earlier, the town was known by the name of Hettary Nagar and prior to that, there were two other towns namely Donga Nagar and Udho Nagar. The place that “Mahanju Daru and Harappan” civilization has in Indian history, the same place with history of Dugha Nagar and Udha Nagar civilization has in the history of Bhaderwah. Both the Nagars was supposed to be situated somewhere to the east of the present Bhaderwah town. Both the Nagars flooded due to torrential floods from the Himalayan Ranges. The modern-day abundance of boulders present reveals the occurrence of disaster then. The aftermath of the catastrophe made people of Bhaderwah select a place for their rehabilitation in Seeri (from word ‘SEER' meaning a vast piece of land), the present-day Bhaderwah.[4]

In 1841 AD 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, Bhallesa and the vast area left of river Chenab from Thathri up to Khellani (Doda).

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]

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[5][6]

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. ^ History of Bhaderwah, Deptt. of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.