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Pulwama (known as Panwangam in antiquity, and later as Pulgam) is a city and notified area council in the Pulwama district of the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the summer capital of Srinagar.
|Union territory||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Municipal wards||35|
|• Body||Pulwama Municipal Council|
|• Total||3.00 km2 (1.16 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,652 m (5,419 ft)|
|• Density||6,100/km2 (16,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Dogri, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||913 ♀/♂|
Greater Pulwama master planEdit
On 12 February 2021, the government of Jammu and Kashmir approved the constitution of a board for scrutinising and evaluating objections, representations and suggestions by stakeholders concerning a draft master plan for Greater Pulwama 2020–2040.
Per the 2011 Census of India, the city of Pulwama had a population of 18,440 people, with 10,070 males and 8,370 females. Children aged 6 and under numbered 3,167—making up approximately 17.17% of the total population. The female sex ratio of the city is 831, lower than the Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Additionally, the child female sex ratio is around 718; also lower than the state average of 862. The literacy rate of Pulwama is 91.18%, significantly higher than the state average of 67.16%. The city is situated in the Kashmir Valley, and the majority of its inhabitants are ethnic Kashmiris.
The majority of Pulwama's inhabitants are Muslims, comprising 94.59% of the total population, while Hindus comprise the second-largest religious minority at 4.63% of the total population. Other religious minorities in the city include Sikhs (0.34%), Christians (0.17%), Buddhists (0.02%) and Jains (0.01%); 0.24% of the population abstained from declaring their beliefs.
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The original name of Pulwama was Panwangam, which comprised four local namely, Malikpora, Dangerpora, Chatapora, Dalipora.
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The original name of Pulwama city(from which the district takes its name) was Panwangam. Over the centuries it got shortened to Pulgam. This in turn gradually changed to Pulwama.
- "Constitution of Board(s) for scrutinizing and evaluating objections, representations and suggestions regarding Draft Master Plans", Government of Jammu and Kashmir, General Administration Department, Civil Secretariat, Jammu (142-JK(GAD) of 2021), 12 February 2021
- "Pulwama Population Census 2011 - 2019". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 17 February 2019.