Pampore

Pampore

Saffron City
Nickname(s): 
Pampar
Pampore is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Pampore
Pampore
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Pampore is located in India
Pampore
Pampore
Pampore (India)
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Coordinates: 34°01′N 74°56′E / 34.02°N 74.93°E / 34.02; 74.93Coordinates: 34°01′N 74°56′E / 34.02°N 74.93°E / 34.02; 74.93
Country  India
Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir
District Pulwama
Elevation
1,573 m (5,161 ft)
Population
 • Total 21,680
Languages Kashmiri, Urdu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Pampore, known as Padampur in antiquity[1] is a historical town situated on the eastern side of river Jehlum on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is famous for its saffron, so-known as "Saffron Town of Kashmir". Pampore is one of the few places in the world where saffron, the world's most expensive spice, grows. The area is about 11 km from Srinagar city centre Lal Chowk. Areas Of Pampore are usually named as "Bal" as a prefix like localities of Namlabal, Kadlabal, Drangbal, Frestabal, Letrabal,etc.

Ethomology

Pampore was originally called Padampur.[2]

Geography

Pampore is located at 34°01′N 74°56′E / 34.02°N 74.93°E / 34.02; 74.93.[3]

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[4] Pampore tehsil had a population of 60613. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Pampore has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy. As in 2011, Pampore town had a population of 21,680, males being 11007 (51%) and females 10673 (49%).[5]

Politics

Pampore is an Assembly Constituency in J&K Legislative Assembly.

See also

References

  1. ^ Chib, Sukhdev Singh (1977). Jammu and Kashmir. Light & Life Publishers. p. 60. The entire process of saffron growing, harvesting, picking and drying is done in Pampore, which was known as Padampur in ancient times. India is the second largest producer of Saffron in the world after Spain
  2. ^ Chib, Sukhdev Singh (1977). Jammu and Kashmir. Light & Life Publishers. p. 60. The entire process of saffron growing, harvesting, picking and drying is done in Pampore, which was known as Padampur in ancient times. India is the second largest producer of Saffron in the world after Spain
  3. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Pampur, India". Faiingrain.com. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


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