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Srinagar

Administration
Native ameSrinagar
Other nameسری نگر
شرینگر
श्रीनगर
Typecapital
RegionKashmir
StateJammu and Kashmir
DistrictSrinagar
Established date3rd century BC
Government
MayorSalman Sagar (NC)
Geography
Total Area91.9 sq mi (238 km2)
Altitude1585 m
Demography
Total Population894940 (2001)
Density (pop.)8523/km2 (22074.6/sq mi)
Metro Population971357
Official languagesKashmiri, Urdu
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Srinagar (Kashmiri: سری نگر; Urdu: شرینگر; Dogri: श्रीनगर); , is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. While not the largest, it is one of the biggest cities in India without a Hindu majority. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. It is also the headquarters of Srinagar district.


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