Gk of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir GK 

State info Gk of Jammu Kashmir

CAPITAL : Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)

ESTABLISHED : 26 October 1947

CHIEF MINISTER : Mehbooba Mufti

GOVERNOR : Narinder Nath Vohra

RULING PARTY : Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP)

HIGH COURT : Sri Nagar, 1928


LANGUAGES : Kasmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Ladakhi, Dogri, Pahari, Balti, Gurji, Dadri, Purig

POPULATION : 1, 25, 41, 302 (19th)

[Males = 66, 40, 662 & Females = 59, 00, 640]

M : F = 1000 : 883

AREA : 2, 22, 236 sq km (5th) Density: 124 per sq. km

LITERACY : 68. 74%




BOUNDARY STATES: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan

STATE ANIMAL : Kasmir stag

STATE BIRD : Black necked crane

STATE TREE : Chinar Tree


STATE DANCE : Rauf, Hikat, Chakri, Dumhal (folk dance), Kud, Hemis Gumpa

FESTIVALS : Nav warish, Sont Vaisakhi, Har navami, Urs, Hemis, Bahu Mela, Losar Mela, Muharram, Assuj, Id – ul – fitr, Id – ul – Zuha

TEMPLES : Vaishno Devi Temple – Katra

RIVERS : Chenab, Jhelum, Indus, Zanskar, Suru, Nubra, Shyok

LAKES : Dal lake, Tso Moriri lake, Achar Lake, Pangong Lake, Wular Lake

(Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia and the largest in India, is located in Jammu and Kashmir)

POWER PLANTS : Kalakat thermal power plant, Salal & Baramulla hydro power plants

PROJECTS/ DAMS : Salal dam (Chenab River), Baglihar dam (Chenab River), Pakal Dul dam


Salim Alim National Park(Sri Nagar)

Dachigam National Park

Hemis National Park Kishtwar National Park

Gulmarhg Wild Life Sanctuary

Limber Wild Life Sanctuary Nandini Wild Life Sanctuary

INDUSTRIES : Handcrafts, Carpet, wood carving, shawl – making, Horticultural products

MAIN CITIES : Ladakh, Lay, Siachin, Gulmarg, Srinagar (Jhelum River), Anantnag, Udhampur, Leh Baramula, Sopore, Kathua, Bandipura

AIRPORTS : Sheik – ul – Alam International Airport (Srinagar), Jammu Airport, Leh Airport, K


Amarnath Caves (Naturally formed ice Shivlinga)

Founder of Sri Nagar state = Ashokudu

High Altitude Research Laboratory = Gulmarg

Jammu Masid & Hasrat Bal Masid = Sri Nagar

Sri Nagar Air port = Sri Nagar

Amaranath Temple

Vaishno Devi Temple = Katra

Extreme Altitude Research Centre = Chang La, Ladakh

(17600 metre above sea level world’s highest research centre)

Maulana Azad Cricket Stadium = Jammu

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