Qazigund, also known as Gateway Of Kashmir, is a town and in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Qazigund is located at 33°35′N 75°10′E / 33.59°N 75.16°E / 33.59; 75.16. It has an average elevation of 1670 m (5478 feet) above mean sea level.

Shrine of Hazrat Mir Syed Hafeezullah Andrabi Qadri Naqshbandi
Inside View of Masjid e Al Noor
Gathering Inside Masjid e Al Noor

Qazigund
Town
Qazigund is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Qazigund
Qazigund
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Qazigund is located in India
Qazigund
Qazigund
Qazigund (India)
Coordinates: 33°35′32″N 75°09′56″E / 33.592132°N 75.165432°E / 33.592132; 75.165432Coordinates: 33°35′32″N 75°09′56″E / 33.592132°N 75.165432°E / 33.592132; 75.165432
Country India
Union TerritoryJammu and Kashmir
DistrictAnantnag
Government
 • BodyMunicipal Committee
Elevation
1,670 m (5,480 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total9,871
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Dogri, English[1][2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK03

Qazigund Byepass Passes Through Dalwatch, Chimulla & Shampora Villages of Qazigund.

Qazigund Is Connected by NH44 & Northern Railways with Rest of The Country.

Qazigund Toll Plaza Is one of the Beautiful Toll Plaza Among Rest of the Toll plazas.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census,[3] Qazigund had a population of 9871. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Qazigund has an average literacy rate of 70.21%, higher than the national average of 67.16%, male literacy is 79.82%, and female literacy is 58.27%. In Qazigund, 20.67% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Qazigund Byepass Is Via Dalwach, Chimulla & Shampora Villages. Qazigund is surrounded by springs, known as nags in the local language. Verinag source of river Jhelum is only 10 km from Qazigund. Panzath Nag is just 3 km from Qazigund and famous Vasak Nag in Kund is around 12 km from Qazigund.

There are some Sufi shrines in and around Qazigund. Khanqah of Baba Naseeb-ud-Din Ghazi is located at Chowgam at a distance of 5 kilometres. Khanqah of Hazrat Shahi Hamadan Ameer e Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamadani (RA)is located at Dooru Shahabad at a distance of 8 kilometres from Qazigund. Shrine of Hazrat Syed Noor Shah wali Baghdadi (RA) is located at Kund approximately at a distance of 12 kilometres. Shrine of Mir Syed Hafeezullah Andrabi Qadri Naqshbandi is located in the heart of Qazigund Town inside the premises of Gousia Arabic College and a beautiful Mosque is adjacent to the Shrine.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Qazigund (1981–2010, extremes 1962–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.2
(61.2)
19.2
(66.6)
26.5
(79.7)
31.4
(88.5)
33.6
(92.5)
35.7
(96.3)
34.5
(94.1)
35.0
(95.0)
32.8
(91.0)
32.2
(90.0)
24.3
(75.7)
18.1
(64.6)
35.7
(96.3)
Average high °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
9.4
(48.9)
14.4
(57.9)
20.0
(68.0)
23.6
(74.5)
27.1
(80.8)
27.9
(82.2)
27.9
(82.2)
26.3
(79.3)
21.9
(71.4)
16.2
(61.2)
9.8
(49.6)
19.3
(66.7)
Average low °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−0.7
(30.7)
2.8
(37.0)
6.5
(43.7)
9.7
(49.5)
13.4
(56.1)
16.6
(61.9)
15.8
(60.4)
11.0
(51.8)
5.2
(41.4)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.5
(29.3)
6.4
(43.5)
Record low °C (°F) −15.7
(3.7)
−16.7
(1.9)
−7.5
(18.5)
−1.5
(29.3)
−0.2
(31.6)
7.0
(44.6)
9.4
(48.9)
8.4
(47.1)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
−8.2
(17.2)
−14.4
(6.1)
−16.7
(1.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 143.2
(5.64)
172.7
(6.80)
192.4
(7.57)
115.8
(4.56)
106.4
(4.19)
69.7
(2.74)
115.1
(4.53)
91.1
(3.59)
62.5
(2.46)
42.2
(1.66)
44.9
(1.77)
79.1
(3.11)
1,235.1
(48.63)
Average rainy days 7.3 8.4 9.3 7.9 7.9 5.4 7.1 5.7 3.6 2.7 2.5 4.6 72.5
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 69 64 56 52 55 54 62 65 56 51 56 65 59
Source: India Meteorological Department[4][5]

TransportEdit

Qazigund is connected to Anantnag and Srinagar by road and railway. There is a train service from Qazigund to Srinagar ten times a day, and is connected to Kulgam by road. Qazigund is connected to Jammu and rest of India through NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways) that passes through Jawahar Tunnel of Pir Panjal mountain. New NH444 connects Qazigund to Srinagar via Shupiyan.

Qazigund railway tunnelEdit

Qazigund railway tunnel or Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, is 11 km long railway tunnel under the Pir Panjal mountains to connect Qazigund railway station to Banihal railway station. It was bored in late 2011, became operational by 26 Dec 2012 and was commissioned in June 2013. It is India's longest and Asia's third longest railway tunnel and reduced the distance between Qazigund and Banihal to only 11 km.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020" (PDF). The Gazette of India. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Parliament passes JK Official Languages Bill, 2020". Rising Kashmir. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Station: Quazigund Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 637–638. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M78. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  6. ^ "India's longest railway tunnel unveiled in Jammu & Kashmir". The Times of India. 14 October 2011. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2011.