Khatima

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Khatima
खटीमा
city
Khatima is located in Uttarakhand
Khatima
Khatima
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 28°55′N 79°58′E / 28.92°N 79.97°E / 28.92; 79.97Coordinates: 28°55′N 79°58′E / 28.92°N 79.97°E / 28.92; 79.97
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Udham Singh Nagar
Elevation 299 m (981 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 34,000
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 262308
Telephone code 05943
Vehicle registration UK 06

Khatima is a town and a municipal board in Udham Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Geography[edit]

Khatima is located at 28°55′N 79°58′E / 28.92°N 79.97°E / 28.92; 79.97.[1] It has an average elevation of 299 metres (980 feet).

Climate[edit]

The climate is similar to Pantnagar. Temperature climbs up to mid 40°C in summer and goes down to 4°C in foggy winter.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Khatima had a population of 1,20,487. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Khatima has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 58%. In Khatima, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The place has predominantly farmers(75%) with hilly Kumaoni inhabitants who have settled here from hilly region of Kumaun. There's a sizable Sikh and Muslim population in the town . The native resident of Khatima is a tribe named 'Tharu' which in India only can be found in Khatima and its nearby towns. The main languages spoken are Hindi and Kumaoni (Pahari).

Transport[edit]

This town is near India-Nepal border. It's well connected to other parts of the region by road and rail. It is about 8 hrs from Delhi and 4 hrs from Nainital hill station by road. The nearest airport is Pantnagar which is 70km from Khatima.

Economy[edit]

The town is majorly AGRARIAN.About three fourth people are engaged in FARMING ,rice and wheat are major crop of the region.SUGARCANE forms an important part of economic-political scene here. It also has a small hydro power plant at Lohiahead on river Sharda with a capacity of 41.4 MW, and some industries like Polyplex, Ester Industries Ltd. and Khatema fibers.

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