Bandipore district

District of Jammu and Kashmir in India

Bandipore district is one of the 20 districts in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Bandipore town is the administrative headquarters of the district. Bandipore, a township with peculiar scenic beauty is located in the foothills of the snow-clad peaks of Harmukh overlooking the shores of Wular Lake has produced hundreds of scholars and intellectuals. The district is famous for its tourist places such as Wular Vintage Park, Athwatoo and Gurez valley. Before 1947, this town was a big trade and literary centre of Kashmir. Bandipore, the birthplace of the great historian, Hassan Khoehami. This district was carved out from the erstwhile Baramulla district in 2007. The district is bounded by Kupwara district in the west, Baramulla district in the south and Kargil district in Ladakh, Srinagar and Ganderbal districts in the east. This district occupies an area of 398 km2. The district has a population of 392,232 as per 2011 census.

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