Jammu

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Jammu (जम्मू)
Jambu
Jammu Tawi
Capital city
View of Jammu and the Tawi River
View of Jammu and the Tawi River
Nickname(s): City of Temples
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Jammu
Settled 2900 BC
Founded by Raja Jambulochan
Government
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Body Jammu Municipal corporation and Jammu Development Authority
Area
 • Total 167 km2 (64 sq mi)
Elevation 327 m (1,073 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 651,826 (Municipal Corporation)
951,373 (Urban agglomeration)
 • Rank 2
 • Density 5,697/km2 (14,760/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Urdu, Dogri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 180001
Vehicle registration JK 02
Website www.jammu.nic.in

Jammu is a city in Jammu and Kashmir. It is on the banks of the Tawi River which is a tributary of the Chenab River. The Dogri language is spoken here among Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. Jammu calls itself the ‘city of temples’ because of all the Hindu temples there.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Introducing Jammu". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 23 January 2016.