Pulwama

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Pulwama is a town and a district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Variants of name

Location

It is almost 40 km from the summer capital of Srinagar. Pulwama is located at 32.88°N 74.92°E.

Tahsils

In District Pulwama there are eight (8) tehsils, namely Pulwama, Tral, Awantipora, Pampore, Rajpora, Shahoora, Kakpora and Aripal.

History

The original name of Pulwama town (from which the district takes its name) was Panwangam. Over the centuries it got shortened to Pulgam. This in turn gradually changed to Pulwama. [3]

References

  1. Jasbir Singh. The economy of Jammu & Kashmir. Radha Krishan Anand & Co.
  2. Parvéz Dewân. Parvéz Dewân's Jammû, Kashmîr, and Ladâkh: Kashmîr. Manas Publications.
  3. Parvéz Dewân. Parvéz Dewân's Jammû, Kashmîr, and Ladâkh: Kashmîr. Manas Publications.

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