Kupwara

Kupwara is a town and a municipal committee in Kupwara district in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kupwara

Kupwore

Kupwada
Town
Kupwara is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Kupwara
Kupwara
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Kupwara is located in India
Kupwara
Kupwara
Kupwara (India)
Coordinates: 34°31′33″N 74°15′19″E / 34.52583°N 74.25528°E / 34.52583; 74.25528Coordinates: 34°31′33″N 74°15′19″E / 34.52583°N 74.25528°E / 34.52583; 74.25528
Country India
Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir
DistrictKupwara
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
Elevation
1,615 m (5,299 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total70,000
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
193222 (for the town)
Vehicle registrationJK09
Websitehttp://kupwara.gov.in

Municipal Committee Kupwara is an Urban Local Body with 13 elected members, which administrates the town.

EducationEdit

Some of the institutions and colleges of Kupwara town Which provide quality education to the students of town Kupwara and from the other parts of district

  1. Govt Degree College Kupwara (Boys)
  2. Women's Degree College Kupwara
  3. Govt Polytechnic College Kupwara
  4. Govt Boys Model Higher Secondary School Kupwara
  5. Girls Higher Secondary School Sulkoot
  6. Kupwara Public School
  7. Fayaz - KPS International School Kupwara
  8. Alexandera Secondary School Kupwara
  9. Army Good Will School, Wayen
  10. Elite Higher Secondary School Kupwara
  11. Islamia Model High school
  12. Rehmat Alam Public School Kupwara
  13. Govt Middle school Kupwara
  14. Winning Edge School
  15. Rozat-Ul-Ilum School Of Thought (RISOT)
  16. Peak Valley Public School
  17. Un-nadvia International School, Branwari
  18. My New School Drugmula, Kupwara
  19. Sadiq Memorial Public School Sulkoot
  20. Kashmir University Satellite Campus Wayen, Kupwara (Currently under Construction)

TransportEdit

AirEdit

Kupwara doesn't have its own airport. A helipad is located in Kunan village which is located at a distance of 2 kilometres from Kupwara. The nearest airport is Srinagar International Airport located at a distance of 94 kilometres and is a 2.5-hr drive. There are plans to build an airport in Kupwara at Panzgam.[1]

RailEdit

Kupwara doesn't have railway connectivity yet. The nearest railway stations are Baramulla railway station and Sopore railway station, located 42 and 50 kilometres from Kupwara respectively. There are plans to connect Kupwara by rail by extending the Jammu–Baramulla Rail Line up to Kupwara.[2]

RoadEdit

Kupwara is well-connected by road to other towns and villages in J&K and India by the Sopore-Kupwara Road, Kupwara-Trehgam Road, etc. The NH 701 passes through Kupwara.

ReligionEdit

The dominant religion in Kupwara is Islam, followed by over 90% of the people living in Kupwara. Other religions include Hinduism, Christianity and Sikhism followed by 6.8%, 0.4% and 1.6% respectively.[3]

Religion in Kupwara Town (2011)[4]

  Islam (90.65%)
  Hinduism (6.80%)
  Sikhism (1.56%)
  Christianity (0.36%)
  Other (0.02%)

PoliticsEdit

# Name[5] Municipal Ward Reservation Status Party
1 Shareefa Begum Jamia Qadeem Darusalam Women Open Independent
2 Mohd Sayed Masoodi Quat Ul Islam Open Independent
3 Mushtaq Ahmed Wani Darzipora Open Independent
4 Posha Begum Doodwan Women Open Independent
5 Mohd. Iqbal Shah Brunwari Open Independent
6 Ab. Ahad Sheikh Regipora Open Independent
7 Posha Begum Usman Abad Women Open Independent
8 Gh. Mohdin Mir Sayeedabad Open Independent
9 Tariq Ah. Malik Malik Mohalla Open Independent
10 Gulshana Begum Ganie Mohalla Women Open Independent
11 Reyaz Ah. Mir Galizoo Open Independent
12 Bashir Ahmad Khan Zangli Open Independent
13 Bashir Ahmad Mareed Goose Open Independent

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Kupwara (1981–2010, extremes 1977–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.2
(61.2)
19.7
(67.5)
27.3
(81.1)
31.7
(89.1)
34.8
(94.6)
36.9
(98.4)
37.6
(99.7)
36.6
(97.9)
35.8
(96.4)
33.6
(92.5)
25.7
(78.3)
18.4
(65.1)
37.6
(99.7)
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
9.0
(48.2)
14.6
(58.3)
20.7
(69.3)
24.9
(76.8)
28.6
(83.5)
30.3
(86.5)
30.4
(86.7)
28.8
(83.8)
23.3
(73.9)
16.3
(61.3)
9.5
(49.1)
20.3
(68.5)
Average low °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.6
(36.7)
6.5
(43.7)
9.8
(49.6)
13.2
(55.8)
16.7
(62.1)
16.4
(61.5)
11.1
(52.0)
5.1
(41.2)
0.4
(32.7)
−2.0
(28.4)
6.3
(43.3)
Record low °C (°F) −15.7
(3.7)
−12.0
(10.4)
−7.0
(19.4)
0.1
(32.2)
0.6
(33.1)
6.5
(43.7)
9.0
(48.2)
8.0
(46.4)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.5
(29.3)
−5.5
(22.1)
−9.4
(15.1)
−15.7
(3.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 92.5
(3.64)
128.3
(5.05)
190.9
(7.52)
151.4
(5.96)
95.8
(3.77)
54.3
(2.14)
90.9
(3.58)
72.2
(2.84)
34.8
(1.37)
43.6
(1.72)
45.8
(1.80)
68.6
(2.70)
1,069.1
(42.09)
Average rainy days 7.4 9.4 10.5 9.2 7.3 4.7 6.3 5.2 2.9 3.1 3.2 4.9 74.2
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 77 73 68 62 59 56 62 62 56 58 65 73 64
Source: India Meteorological Department[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Centre plans to build 11 new airports in J&K, 2 in Ladakh". Kashmir Life. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Centre approves Baramulla-Kupwara rail link". Economic Times. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  3. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community". Census. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  4. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community". Census. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  5. ^ http://ceojammukashmir.nic.in/pdf/municipal%20Election/Result_Notifi_Corp.pdf
  6. ^ "Station: Kupwara Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 441–442. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.