Bageshwar district

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Bageshwar district
बागेश्वर जिला
District
Bageshwar district is located in Uttarakhand
Bageshwar district
Bageshwar district
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°51′N 79°46′E / 29.85°N 79.77°E / 29.85; 79.77Coordinates: 29°51′N 79°46′E / 29.85°N 79.77°E / 29.85; 79.77
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
Division Kumaon
Headquarters Bageshwar
Area
 • Total 2,302 km2 (889 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 249,462
 • Density 108/km2 (280/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website bageshwar.nic.in

Bageshwar District is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. The town of Bageshwar is the district headquarters.

Bageshwar district is in the eastern Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, and is bounded on the west and northwest by Chamoli District, on the northeast and east by Pithoragarh District, and on the south by Almora District.

As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Uttarakhand (out of 13), after Rudraprayag and Champawat.[1]

Administration[edit]

For administrative convenience, Bageshwar is divided in four Tehsils,viz., Bageshwar--comprising 415 inhabited villages; 2) Kanda (with 180 inhabited villages); 3) Kapkot having 156 villages; and Garur having 197 revenue villages. It is interesting to note that besides regular police at different Thanas like Bageshwar, Garur, Jhiroli, Kanda and Kapkot, Patwaris (revenue officials) are also equipped with police power. Pattis (viz., Katyur--Talla, Malla and Bichalla ; Dug; Kharahi; Danpur--Talla, Malla, Bichalla; Nakuri; Dafaut and Kamsyar--Walla and Palla) and Development BLOCKS are other administrative units.

Geography[edit]

From geographical point of view,Bageshwar district is hilly one--amidst Shivalik ranges and high Himalayas. Drainage system is from north to south-east. Main rivers flowing across Bageshwar are --Saryu/Sarju, Gomati, and Pungar, the latter two being tributary of Sarju. Many other riverines, locally known as GADHERA meet these at different places. These three river valleys have made alluvial landforms locally known as Seras where majority of population is concentrated. Other villages are settled on hillocks having mild slopes/ or some flat landforms.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Bageshwar district has a population of 259,840,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[2] This gives it a ranking of 578th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 116 inhabitants per square kilometre (300/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.13%.[1] Bageshwar has a sex ratio of 1093 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 80.69%.[1]

As of 2001 Indian census, the Bagheswar district had a population of 249,462. Hindus 247,402, Muslims 1,280 (.51%), Christians 361.[3]

Assembly Constituencies[edit]

  1. Kapkote
  2. Bageshwar (SC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "Uttarakhand - Districts of India: Know India". National Portal of India. Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 

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