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About Shangus

Shangus is a popular town in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is sited at a distance of 21 km away from its district Headquarters Anantnag, 74 km away from the state capital Srinagar and 808 km away from the national capital Delhi. The locals in the town speak Hindi and Kashmiri. Datinag is a popular locality in the town. 

Geography of Shangus

ShangusShangus town is elevated at a height of 1630 meters above sea level and it has its coordinates at 33° 42' 4.9392'' North latitude and 75° 17' 8.9556'' East longitude. The city is bounded by Pahloo Tehsil in the west, Achabal Tehsil in the west, Anantnag Tehsil in the west and Warwan Tehsil in the East. Shangus is sited in the border of its district which makes the town closer to Pahloo Tehsil in Kulgam district towards the west. The town is very cold even in summer and the temperature in Shangus drops to minus centigrade during January and February. 

The cities sited closer to Shangus are Anantnag at 21 km away, Srinagar at 72 km away, Udhampur at 98 km away and Bandipore at 111 km away. The Taluks nearby Shangus are Pahloo at 12 km away, Achabal at 16 and Anantnag at 21 km away. The districts that lie nearby Shangus are Kulgam at 37 km away, Pulwama at 50 km away and Shopian at 54 km away.

Demography of Shangus

As per 2011 population census the town homes 1298 families with a total population of 7875 out of which male constitutes 4145 and female constitutes 3730. The sex ratio in the town is 900 female per 1000 male. The total number of children in the town between the age group of 0 to 6 years is 1432 that is nearly 18.18 % of the total Shangus population. The child sex ratio in the town is 711 girls out of 1000 boys. This child ratio is very less compared to the Jammu & Kashmir state average sex ratio 862.  Nearly 1.37 % of the total town population belongs to Schedule Caste.

The literacy rate in the town is 69.53 % which is higher than the Jammu & Kashmir state average literacy rate of 67.16 %. The male literacy rate in Shangus constitutes 80.68 % and female literacy rate constitutes 57.77 %.

About 1834 people in the town are employed out of which male constitutes 1520 and female constitutes 314.  Out of the total working population nearly 56.71 % are engaged in main work and 43.29 % are engaged in marginal work.

Administration of Shangus

Shangus town constitutes a municipal committee i.e. a notified area committee with 10 wards for which elections are held once in 5 years and 10 ward members are elected to from a local self-government in Shangus. The town operates under Kashmir valley administrative division of Jammu & Kashmir. Shangus is one of the 7 sub divisions or Tehsils in Anantnag district apart from Anantnag, Kokernag, Bijbehara, Pahalgam, Doru and Qazigund. Each of these Tehsils is further divided into seven administrative blocks totally which also constitutes Shangus town. Shangus is a Tehsil headquarters.

Shangus comes under Anantnag Lok Sabha constitutency and it is one of the 16 assembly segments in its constituency with assembly constituency number 44. The current MP of Shangus is Shri Mehbooba Mufti. Shangus is also one of the six Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Anantnag district. The MLA from Shangus is Shri Gulzar Ahmad Wani.

Tourist Places Nearby Shangus

The town is located amidst many popular tourist destinations like Daksum at 17 km away, Kokernag at 20 km away, Anantnag at 20 km away, Verinag at 26 km away and Pulwama at 46 km away. All these destinations support a one day tour from Shangus as they all are within 50 km from the town. Within the town Jama masjid is very popular religious destination. 

Jamia Masjid
Address: Shangus-Wangam Road
Shangus, Jammu and Kashmir -192201

Transportation in Shangus

The transport system in Shangus is not very well developed. Islamabad Chatpal Road is the only major roadways running through the city linking Shangus to its nearby localities. Shangus to Wangam road is another main road running in the town. The national highway NH 1B runs 15 km away from the town which can be linked through Islamabad Chatpal road. 

The town doesn’t own an airport or a railway station. The airports sited nearby the town are Srinagar airport 69 km away and Satwari airport at 142 km away. The railway stations located near Shangus are Sadura railway station at 24 km away and Anantnag railway station at 26 km away. The major railway station sites close to Shangus is the Jammu Tawi railway station at 337 km away. The town has good local transportation facilities.

Car Hire Agencies in Shangus

Here is the list of car hire agencies in Shangus:

Manzoor Ahmad Ganie
Address: Shopikayam Ahopaison
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9622796185

Javaid Ahmad Band
Address: Shangus Nowgam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9622508663

Mohammad Rafiq Kanth
Address: Hergam Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9797843932

Mohammad Amin Allie
Address: Hergam Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9797879410

Manzoor Ahmad Band
Address: Bandpora Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9622528942

Mehraj Ahmad Wagay
Address: Shangus Nowgam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 8491019014

Shabir Ahmad Sheikh
Address: Krad Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9596181048

Talib Ahmad Itoo
Address: Aahoo Pasion Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9622688902

Sumo Worker City Top
Address: Shangas, Ahopaisan
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9797932858, 9086998632

Bashir Ahmad Sheikh
Address: Shopikayan Ahopaisan
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9858401522

Mohmmad Iqbal Kumar
Address: Akingam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9906482728

Nasir Ahmad Kumar
Address: Akingam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9858136659

Chemist Stores in Shangus

The town homes numerous pharmacies which operates all days in a week and provides essential drugs to cure the sick.

Mohammad Yaqoof Malik
Address: Wangam Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9622449372

Gulzar Ahmad Dar
Address: Wangam Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9797198240

Ghulam Mohammad Mir
Address: Krad Shangas
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9596296469

Showket Ahmad Mir
Address: Krad Shangas
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9858774147

Mushtaq Ahmad Shah
Address: Krad Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201

Fancy Akther
Address: Krad Shangus
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9906587391

Junaid Medical Store
Address: Krad
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9797145609

Bhat Medical Store
Address: Aahoo Pasion
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9906520821, 9797900474

Lucky Medicate
Address: Andoora, Nowgam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9596296704

Irshad Ahmad Bhat
Address: Cherapora
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9086990419

Wani Medical Store
Address: Pahloo
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9622014990

Islamic Medical Store
Address: Astanpora Khul Chohar
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9906768398

Rather Medical Store
Address: Astanpora Khul Chohar
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9596263424

Dar Medical Store
Address: Bongam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9797118648

Khan Drug Store
Address: Khan Mohalla
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9858981562

Javaid Medical Store
Address: Cherapora
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 8803497183, 9596018287

Aijaz Ahmad Malik
Address: Cherapora
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9906966192

Bhat Medical Store
Address: Akingam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9858771474, 9596196909

Muzamil Medical Store
Address: Mohripora
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 7298679130

Showket Abdullah
Address: Brakpora Bala
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9797210401

Dar Pharmacy
Address: Brakpora Bala
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9419639714

Mohd Yousf Sheergojri
Address: Brakpora Bala
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 7298325871

Banks in Shangus

The Jammu and Kashmir bank in the town is a universal bank that offers various deposit schemes, loans, mutual funds etc. for its customers.

J & K Bank
Address: Main Market
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 8803368434

Photo Studios in Shangus

The town homes few phot studios which all offers excellent photography and videography works in all social events.

Nafees Studio
Address: Main Market
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9858878781

Friends Studio
Address: Bongam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9086442162

Shahid Studio
Address: Akingam
Shangus, Jammu & Kashmir- 192201
Phone no.: 9622668217

Regional Passport Office for Shangus

The regional passport office for Shangus jurisdiction is the Srinagar passport office where passport application and verification is done.

Srinagar Passport Office
Address: Boulevard Road
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir-190001
Phone no.: 0194-2451193, 2451203, 2451401

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