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
CountryIndia
StateJammu and Kashmir
DistrictJammu
Settled2900 BC
Founded byRaja Jambulochan
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyJammu Municipal corporation and Jammu Development Authority
Area
 • Total167 km2 (64 sq mi)
Elevation327 m (1,073 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total651,826 (Municipal Corporation)
951,373 (Urban agglomeration)
 • Rank2
 • Density5,697/km2 (14,760/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu, Dogri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN180001
Vehicle registrationJK 02
Websitewww.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.

Other websites[change | change source]

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