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Samba District

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Samba District is a newly formed district in the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Before the formation of this district, the area now under the district was part of Jammu district. Now the district itself covers Samba town and adjoining tehsils namely, Vijaypur and village Supwal, Gahwal. Historically Samba consist of 22 native towns (also known as Mandi), each consist of a separate family. The district is separated from the Jammu district by "Purmandal Bridge". Muslims make up just under 6% of total population according to 2001 India census.Samba town is situated on the stream Basantar River.HistoryPrior to 1947, Samba was a tehsil in the Jammu district.AdministrationSamba district consists of four blocks: Samba, Vijay Pur, Purmandal, and Ghagwal. Each block consists of a number of GREF panchayats. The biggest village is Rajpura.PoliticsSamba District has two assembly constituencies: Samba and Vijaypur. Both the assembly constituencies are part of Jammu .DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census Samba District has a population of 318,611, roughly equal to the nation of The Bahamas. This gives it a ranking of 568th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 318PD/sqkm. Its population growth rate over the decade of 2001 to 2011 was 16.9%. Samba has a sex ratio of 886 females for every 1,000 males, and a literacy rate of 82.48%.
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