State Jammu & Kashmir at a Glance

State

Jammu & Kashmir

Capital Srinagar (Summer), Jammu (Winter)
Date of Formation 26 October 1947
Chief Minister
Governor
First Chief Minister Mehr Chand Mahajan
First Governor Karan Singh
Seat of High Court Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Srinagar)
State Map
Number of District 22
Area 222,236 km2
Rank of state by Area 5th
Population(2011) 12,541,302
Literacy rate 67.16 %
Types Of Religion Islam (68.31%), Hinduism (28.43%), Sikhism (1.87%), Buddhism (0.89%), Christianity (0.28%), Jainism (0.01%), Other or none (0.01%), Atheist (0.001%)
Neighbouring States Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Neighbouring Countries Pakistan, Afganistan, China
Main Language Urdu
Other Languages Kashmiri, Dogri, Pahari, Balti, Ladhakhi, Punjabi, Gojri, Dadri
Biggest River Ganges
Number of River 16 (Chenab River, Doda River, Dras River, Indus River, Jhelum River, Markha River, Neelum River, Nubra River, Ravi River, Shingo River, Shyok River, Suru River (Indus), Tawi River, Tsarap River, Yapola River, Zanskar River)
Number Lake Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Wular Lake, Pangong Lake
Coastline – –
Number of Beaches – –
Number of Mountains 12 (Pirpanjal Range, Amarnath Mountain, Karakoram (8615 M) and Kyunlun Ranges, Toshmaidan, Zanskar Range, Afarwat, Nun Kun Range, Nanga Parbat Range, Harmukh Mountain, Burzil Mountain, Siwalik Range, Volcanic mountains)
Agricultural land [Km2] – –
Forest Land [Km2] 20230 Km2
Latitude 33.45°N
Longitude 76.24°E
City & Town Jammu, Srinagar, Leh Ladakh, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam
Transport & Communication Road, Railway & Air
AirPorts 05 (Jammu airport, Kargil Airport, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Poonch Airport, Srinagar International Airport)
International Airports Srinagar International Airport
Major Ports – –
Length of National Highways 2593.00 Km
Railway Length 298.19
Major Tourist Places Srinagar, Amarnath, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Leh/Ladakh, Vaishno Devi
Number of MP Seat 06
Number of MLA Seat 87
Legislative Assembly Name Vidhan Sabha of Jammu & Kashmir
Emblem
State Dance Dumhal
State Anthem Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir
Cuisine Mujh Gaad, Modur Pulaav, Matschgand, Lyodur Tschaman, Goshtaba, Aab Gosht, Dum Olav/Dun Aloo, Qabargaah
State Animal Kashmir stag
State Bird Black-necked crane
State Flower Lotous
State Fruit – –
State tree Chinar tree (Platanus oreintalis)
Sport – –
Number of National Park 04 (City Forest (Salim Ali) National Park, Dachigam National Park, Hemis National Park, Kishtwar National Park)
Movie Industry Name Dogri Cinema or Pahariwood
Festivals Accession Day (Jammu and Kashmir), Galdan Namchot, Kashmiri Pandit festivals, Ladakh International Film Festival, Sindhu Darshan Festival
Website www.jk.gov.in

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