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Shopian District

Official Website : http://shopian.nic.in

Headquarters : Shopian
State : Jammu and Kashmir

Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
Total : 312
Rural : 306.56
Urban : 5.44

Population (Census 2011)
Population : 266215
Rural : 249855
Urban : 16360
Male : 136480
Female : 129735
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males) : 951
Density (Total, Persons per sq km) : 853

Helplines :
Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation : +91 194 2483783, +91 191 2430548/2439039
Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission : +91 194 2506672, +91 191 2477457
Jammu and Kashmir BSNL Helpline : 1800 180 1503
Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Helpline : +91 9560788884
Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission : +91 194 2310369, +91 191 2566541
Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board : +91 191 2470017, +91 194 2435089/2433838/2442731
Kashmir University : +91 194 2272096
Jammu University : +91 191 2435248/2435259/2453544/2453588

Population (Census 2010) : The current world population is 7.6 billion (As of 1st July 2018)

Click on the following link to download district statistics as per NITI Ayog website
http://niti.gov.in/file/425/download?token=GTdYnDYp

Brief About Shopian District
The District Shopian derives its name from its Town SHOPIAN, about which Frederic Drew, while justifying the basis of its nomenclature, states that it is the distortion of word "SHAHPAYAN", i.e, Royal Stay. Shopian has been an ancient Town of Kashmir, which among other factors has a certain historical importance since it is situated on the ancient imperial route commonly known as Mughal Road which connects Lahore & Srinagar. Currently under construction Mughal Road links Distict Shopian with the districts of Rajouri & Poonch. Shopian Town-the District Headquarter is situated at a distance of 51KM from Srinagar & 20KM from Pulwama on 2146Mts above the sea level.It has decades of old road connectivity with Anantnag as well as Kulgam. Presently the District Shopian having two Assembly Constituencies consists of one Tehsil, One CD Block Shopian & a part of Block Keller, One Muncipal Committee with 13 Wards, 43 Patwar Halqas & 231 inhabited villages.As per census-2011, the total population of the District is 2.66 lacs including 15% of ST population.About 95% of the population lives in its rural areas.About 62049% of the population was found literate. The district has the privilage of having the "Holy Relic: of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) at khankah Pinjoora. The district is known as Apple Bowl of the state as it is famous for Horticulture Sector. The district possesses tremendous scope for expansion of friut industry under different schemes which can boost the economy not only of this district but the whole state. The District with lush green forests especially in the areas like Sedow, Hirpora & Keller is rich in scenic beauty. Development of these villages/areas as tourist villages will boost the tourism in the District for economic development of the people

History of Shopian
Shopian is a historical town, and has gained importance from the time of Mughal rulers.It was previously known as 'Sheen-e-van' meaning 'forest of snow'. Shopian was one out of six Wazarat Headquarters in Kashmir from 1872-1892 A.D. The District is situated in the laps of foot Hills of Pirpanchal range and most of its area is Hilly Terrain.the District is having an area of 30,741.6 hectares. It is at a distance of 51 km from city Srinagar . Shopian has been an ancient Town of Kashmir, which among other factors in the past has historical importance, since it is situated on the ancient imperial road commonly known as Mughal Road. Shopian has the honour to had Imam Shahi Hamadan entered via it into the Kashmir valley to spread the message of Islam. Shopian Town-the District Headquarter is situated at a distance of 51KM from Srinagar & 20KM from Pulwama on 2146Mts above the sea level.It has decades of old road connectivity with Anantnag as well as Kulgam. Presently the District Shopian having two Assembly Constituencies consists of one Tehsil, One CD Block Shopian & a part of Block Keller, One Muncipal Committee with 13 Wards, 43 Patwar Halqas & 231 inhabited villages.As per census-2011, the total population of the District is 2066 lacs including 15% of ST population.About 95% of the population lives in its rural areas.About 62049% of the population was found literate. The district has the privilage of having the "Holy Relic: of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) at khankah Pinjoora. The district is known as Apple Bowl of the state as it is famous for Horticulture Sector. The district possesses tremendous scope for expansion of friut industry under different schemes which can boost the economy not only of this district but the whole state. The District with lush green forests especially in the areas like Sedow, Hirpora & Keller is rich in scenic beauty. Development of these villages/areas as tourist villages will boost the tourism in the District for economic development of the people.

 
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