About Magam

Magam is one of the very famous towns in Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is popularly called as “The Gateway to Gulmarg”. It is sited at a distance of 31 km away from the district Headquarters Badgam and 22 km away from the state capital Srinagar. The people in the town speak Kashmiri, Gujari, Urdu and Hindi. 

Prior 1979 Magam was part of Srinagar district and before that is was under Anantnag district. In 1979 Budgam was formed as a new district in Jammu and Kashmir with Magam under its jurisdiction. Kanlu, Sonim and Tantry Pora are the two well-known localities in Magam. The town has a good infrastructure in terms of transport, health and commercial establishments. The business hub and the market of Magam are the largest in its district.
 

Geography of Magam

Geography of MagamThe town is elevated at a height of 1569 m above sea level which is about 5147 feet and it has its coordinates at 34.08° North latitude and 74.58° East longitude. The town is bounded by Kralpora Tehsil in the North, Khag Tehsil in the South, Pattan Tehsil in the North and Beerwah Tehsil in the East. A water stream also runs on the South of Magam. Sofi Pora hills runs close to the town.

Localities nearby Magam

The cities that lie close to the town are Baramula at 20 km away, Sopore at 27 km away, Srinagar at 37 km away and Bandipore at 44 km away. The Taluks that are located nearby Magam are Kralpora at 6 km away, Khag at 7 km away and Pattan at 11 km away. The districts that are sited close to Magam are Baramulla at 22 km away, Srinagar at 31 km away, Badgam at 31 km away and Ganderbal at 31 km away.     

Demography of Magam

As per 2011 population census the town recorded a total population of 5470 out of which male constitutes 2744 and female constitutes 2726. The density of population in Magam is 290 people per sq km. The town homes 807 families within its borders. The total number of children in the town between the age group of 0 to 6 years is 1024 that is nearly 18.72 % of the total Magma town population, out of which boys constitute 542 and girls constitute 482.
 
The sex ratio in Magam is 993 female out of 1000 males which is very high compared to the average state sex ratio of 889. The child sex ratio in Magam is recorded as 889 girls out of 1000 boys which is also high than the average Jammu and Kashmir child ratio of 862.

Out of the total town population nearly 2830 are literates i.e. 63.65 % which is slightly lower than the state average literacy rate of 67.16 %. The total number of male literates is 1631 i.e. 74.07 % and the number of female literates is 1199 i.e. 53.43 %. Out of the total population nearly 2640 are illiterates.

The total number of people employed in the town is recorded as 1333 out of which male constitutes 1103 and female constitutes 230. Out of the total working population nearly 65.94 % are engaged in main work and the rest of 34.06 % are engaged in marginal work.
 

Tourist Places nearby Magam

The town is rounded by many popular tourist destinations like Gulmarg at 28 km away, Khilanmarg at 31 km away, Baramulla at 39 km away, Budgam at 32 km away and Srinagar at 21 km away. These destinations suits perfectly to tour in a day from Magam as they are located within 40 km from the town.

Administration in Magam

Magam constitutes a municipal committee which is comprises of 5 wards for which 5 ward members are elected once in every 5 years to form the Magam municipal committee and to run a local self-government in the town.  Magam comes under Beerwah Tehsil of Budgam district which is one of the five Tehsils in its district. Magam is also the tehsil Headquarters of Beerwah Tehsil. 

Magam operates under Kashmir valley administrative division of State administration. Magam town belongs to Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency under Beerwah assembly segment with an assembly constituency no 28. The current MP of Magam is Shri Tariq Hameed Karra. The town comes under Beerwah Vidhan Sabha constituency and the current MLA of the town is Shri Mohammad Ashraf Lone.

Magam Library

The Abul Fazal Abbas Islamic Library in Magam is a very popular library in the town which stocks excellent collection of books, compact discs, audio cassettes and literature upon Islamic teaching. It is a private library that came into existence in the year 1985 and it is the biggest Islamic library which homes rich source of Islamic knowledge in the whole of the state that attracts devotees from all over Jammu and Kashmir. Few Islamic events are also organised in the library on special Islamic occasion and it also donates poor and orphan.  

Transport in Magma

Magam is very strong in its transport facilities. The roadways in Magam are very well connected with highways and major roads. The four lane Srinagar to Gulmarg highway runs through the centre of the town. This highway gets linked with most of all major roadways in the town. The Srinagar to Gulmarg road links the town with its neighbouring localities of Dhohiwan, Chichilora, Krishama, Kanihama, Sheer Abad, Tunj Haran, Yal, Paris Pora, Monglora, Gowhar Pora and many others. The other major roads in the town are the Hanjiwera Magam road, Goom Magam road, Magam Chichilora link road, Magam Beerwah road and Narbal Tangmard road. 

The town doesn’t own an airport or a railway station. The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station at a distance of 170 km. The other railway stations sited close to the town are the Pattan railway station at 10 km away and Mazhom railway station at 3 km away. The airports that are sited close to Magma are Srinagar airport at 25 km away and Satwari airport at 170 km away. The General bus stand in the town operates bus service to the local in Magam to reach major cities and towns of its state.

General Bus Stand
Address: Srinagar to Gulmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Places of Worship in Magam

The Tehsil headquarters is very popular for its places of worship which are mostly are of Islam discipline as the town is populated by Muslims as majority.

Here is the detailed list of Places of Worship in Magam:

Imam Bada
Address: Narbal Tangmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Imam Badah Yagi Pora Magam
Address: Magam - Beerwah Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Hussaini Imam Bada
Address: Srinagar - Gulmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Jamia Masjid
Address: Magam - Beerwah Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Masjid Shareef
Address: Goom Magam Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Jamia Masjid
Address: Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Health Care Centers in Magam

The Tehsil Headquarters Magam operates Community health centre and Sub district hospital within its grounds which is visited by people from the whole of Beerwah Tehsil.

Community Health Center
Address: Srinagar - Gulmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Sub-District Hospital
Address:
Hanjiwera Magam Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Dr. Shakil's Dental Care Clinic
Address:
1st floor madina complex
Srinagar - Gulmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Postal Services in Magam

The Magam post office in the town is one of the computerized post offices in Budgam district which offers is citizens various utility services like postal banking, registered post, speed post, book post and many more. 

Magam Post Office
Address:
Narbal Tangmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Textile Stores in Magam

The textile stores in Magam sells fine collection of traditional and ethnic garments for its customers are a reasonable rate.

Textile Stores in MagamCalcutta Cloth House
Address:
Magam - Beerwah Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Wani Shopping Complex
Address:
Narbal Tangmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir -193401

Mir Shopping Complex
Address:
Narbal Tangmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Dream Bazaar
Address:
Srinagar - Gulmarg Road
Magam, Jammu and Kashmir- 193401

Fast Facts about Magam

State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Badgam
Latitude: 34.08° North
Longitude: 74.58° East
Altitude: 1569 m
Pin Code:  193401
Local Language:  Kashmiri, Gujari, Urdu and Hindi

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