Budgam (Urdu pronunciation: [bəɖɡaːm]), known as Badgom (Kashmiri pronunciation: [baɖɡoːm] ; lit.'big village')[5] in Kashmiri, is a town in Budgam district in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. In the 2001 census it was recorded as having a notified area committee,[1][6] but by the 2011 census it had a municipal committee.[1]

Budgam

Badgom

Badgam
Town
Budgam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Budgam
Budgam
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Budgam is located in India
Budgam
Budgam
Budgam (India)
Budgam is located in Asia
Budgam
Budgam
Budgam (Asia)
Coordinates: 34°00′54″N 74°43′19″E / 34.015°N 74.722°E / 34.015; 74.722Coordinates: 34°00′54″N 74°43′19″E / 34.015°N 74.722°E / 34.015; 74.722
Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
DistrictBudgam
Founded byAyatollah Aga Syed Yousuf Mosavi and Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
 • BodyNagar Palika
Area
 • Total10.08 km2 (3.89 sq mi)
Elevation
1,610 m (5,280 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1][2]
 • Total15,338
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Badgamin, Badgamia, Budgami
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Dogri, English[3][4]
Demographics
 • Literacy73.0%
 • Sex ratio703.7 / 1000
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK 04
Websitebudgam.nic.in

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census, Budgam had a population of 15,338.[2] There were 9,003 males (59%) and 6,335 females (41%).[2] Of the population, 1,335 (8.7%) were age 0-6: 680 males (51%) and 655 females (49%).[2] The literacy rate for the people over six was 73.0% (males 84.3%, females 56.4%).[2]

About 25℅ of the Muslim population of Budgam district belong to Shia sect.

Religions in Budgam
Religion Percent
Hindus
4%
Muslims
95%
Sikhs
0.7%
Others†
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).
Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1911 1,065—    
2001 11,767+2.71%
2011 15,338+2.69%
Source: [1]

TransportEdit

RoadEdit

Budgam is connected with National Highway 444 to rest of India.

RailwaysEdit

Budgam railway station is in Ompora, which is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Budgam. It is on the Jammu–Baramulla line.

Municipal committeeEdit

Keys:   INC (6)   BJP (4)   Vacant (3)

# Name Municipal Ward Reservation Status Party
1 Dilsahada Banoo Ganie Mohalla Women Open INC
2 Mehraj Ud Din Dar Khanpora Open INC
3 Vacant Haknipora Open N/A
4 Razia Hassan Wahadatpora Women Open INC
5 Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat Bazar Mohalla Open INC
6 Hakim Rohullah Gazi Karipora Open INC
7 Shahnaza Hussain Narispora Women Open BJP
8 Samiullah Bhat Housing Colony Ompora Open BJP
9 Gh. Rasool Bhat Dobi Mohallah Open BJP
10 Vacant Kaisie Mohalla Women Open N/A
11 Vacant Parray Angan Open N/A
12 Hakim Rohulla Gazi Kharpora Open INC
13 Nisar Ahmad Najar Mohanpora Open BJP

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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 - IV Population of 10,000 and 19,999 (Report).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g District Census Handbook Badgam, Part B (PDF). Census of India 2011 (Report). 16 June 2014. pp. 22–23. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  3. ^ "The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020" (PDF). The Gazette of India. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Parliament passes JK Official Languages Bill, 2020". Rising Kashmir. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  5. ^ "History of Budgam". Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Table - 3: Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - Cities/Towns (in alphabetic order): 2001". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
    This gives the population of Budgam [Badgam] N.A.C. in the 2001 census as 15,932 (10,948 male, 4,984 female), with 1,002 aged 0-6 (491 male, 511 female), and 10,894 literates (8,816 male, 2,078 female).

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