Badgam is the smallest district in Jammu and Kashmir
. It spreads over an area of 1,371 sq km, and has a population of half a million. The district shares its boundaries with Baramulla District
in the north and
districts in the east. The terrain is mixed with mountainous and plain areas. The upper-reaches receive heavy snowfall in winter. The average annual rainfall is 585 mm.
Badgam is famous for exotic tourist sites such as Pushkar Nag,
Nara Nag, Sut Haran,
Nakwaer Pal, Khag,
Nilnag Lake, and Mount Tatakuti. Among the holy places are the Shrine of Khan Sahib, Imambara Budgam, Ziarat Alamdar-E-Kashmir, Tomb of Sham Ded, Tomb of Hazrat Baba Latif-Ud-Din Qazi, Shrine of Syed Mohammad Samri,
tomb of Zia-Ud-Din Bukhari, and
tombs of Syed Taj-Ud-Din and Syed Alla-Ud-Din.
Kashmiri shawls, small earthen firepot, Kangri and the quintessential baskets are the handicraft products. Important installations: L P gas-plant at Peerbagh, and software technology park in Rangreth.
Paddy and maize are the main crops cultivated. Cows, oxen, buffaloes, horses, ponies, sheep, goats, and poultry are the livestock raised.