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About Watra Gam

Watra Gam is a city belongs to Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir. It is sited at a distance of 24.8 km away from the district Headquarters Baramulla, 363 km away from its winter capital Jammu and 888 km away from the national capital Delhi. 78600 is the village code of Watra Gam. The city is very close to the banks of Nallae Frastahaar towards its North, Ningli Nalla River and Nambal River towards its West.

The village has no notable industrial or business development. Agriculture and Horticulture forms the major occupation for most of the locals in the village. Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Gujari and Punjabi are the spoken languages of the residents of the village.

Geography of Watra Gam

Watra GamWatra Gam has its coordinates at 34° 8' 31.9596'' North latitude and 74° 27' 19.7784'' East longitude. The city is elevated at a height of 1776 meters above sea level. The villages located nearby Watra Gam are Wulraman at 4.5 km away, Mahmood Abad at 6.7 km away, Hafiz Abad at 1.7 km away, Mana Gam at 4.4 km away and Durahama at 7.4 km away.

The cities located close to Watra Gam are Kreeri at 4.8 km away, Tilgam at 10.1 km away, Kalantra at 5.5 km away, Sheikh Pora at 12.6 km away and Burza Washan at 11.8 km away. The districts that lie close to Watra Gam are Kupwara at 63.8 km away, Bandipora at 49 km away and Ganderbal at 43 km away. Summers are cool and winters are very cold in the city.

Demography of Watra Gam

As per 2011 census Watra Gam city homes 932 houses with a total population of 7015 people out of which male constitutes 3939 and female 3076. The sex ratio in the city is 781 female out of 1000 male. The total number of children in the city between the age group of 0 to 6 year old is 727 which is 10.36 % of the total city population. 
The literacy rate in the city is 74.60 %, the male literacy rate is 86.08 % and female literacy rate is 59.31 %. Nearly 0.14 % of the total population belongs to Schedule Caste and 0.11 % belongs to Schedule Tribe. About 2482 of the total population are employed out of which male constitutes 2204 and female constitutes 278.  Out of the total working population nearly 82.51 % are engaged in main work and 17.49 % are engaged in marginal work.

Tourist Places Nearby Watra Gam

Watra Gam is sited amidst many popular tourist destinations of Jammu & Kashmir like Srinagar at 42 km away, Achabal at 110 km away, Baramulla at 24 km away, Mulanar at 65.4 km away and Budgam at 57 km away.

Administration in Watra Gam

Watra Gam is a municipal committee city and it comprises of 8 wards for which elections are held every 5 years and 5 ward members are elected by the people to form the local government. The municipal committee of Watra Gam operates under Rafiabad sub division of Baramulla district. Watra Gam belongs to Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency; the current MP of Watra Gam is Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig. Watra Gam comes under Kashmir valley administrative division of Jammu & Kashmir.

Transportation in Watra Gam

Watra Gam city has a weak transport infrastructure. The national highway NH 1A is sited 15.4 km away from the city and it is also very near to Kakothal Kreeri road. The city doesn’t own an airport or a railway station. The airports sited nearby Watra Gam are Sheikh Ul Alam at 34 km away and Rawalakot airport at 69 km away. However Srinagar international airport is the nearby major airport at a distance of 51 km away. The railway stations located nearby Watra Gam are Hamre railway station at 13.5 km away and Pattan railway station at 17.2 km away. However Baramulla railway station is the nearby major railway station located at a distance of 16.3 km away.

Regional Passport Office of Watra Gam

Srinagar passport office is the regional passport office for Watra Gam jurisdiction where passport application can be obtained and can be submitted.
Srinagar Passport Office
Boulevard Road
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir-190001
Phone no.:  0194-2451193, 2451203, 2451401

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