Kupwara

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Kupwara
कुपवाड़ा
town
Kupwara is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Kupwara
Kupwara
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 34°18′N 74°16′E / 34.3°N 74.27°E / 34.3; 74.27Coordinates: 34°18′N 74°16′E / 34.3°N 74.27°E / 34.3; 74.27
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Kupwara
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,711
Languages
 • Official kashmiri, Urdu, gujri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kupwara (Hindi: कुपवाड़ा) is a town and a notified area committee in Kupwara District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Among the many tourist places in Kupwara, Lolab Valley has special significance. Sogam is a Tehsil and a really beautiful place to visit for its meadows, mountains, gushing waters, and fresh air.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Kupwara had a population of 14,711. Males constitute 61% of the population and females 39%. Kupwara has an average literacy rate of 60%,above than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 64%, and female literacy is 41%.However the literacy has increased since last census. In Kupwara, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in kupwara
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
6%
Muslims
  
93%
sikhs
  
0.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

People[edit]

A majority of the people are Muslims while there is a small community of Sikhs in both Kupwara and Handwara tehsils. kashmiris are the largest ethnic group followed by paharis and Gujjars. In Kupwara and Handwara tehsils, Kashmiris form the majority and Gujjars and Paharis live in upper areas of these regions. However, Paharis speaking people form the majority in the remote and hilly tehsil of karnah. People of Kupwara speak Kashmiri language. its vocabulary is similar to the other form of Kashmiri, it is pronounced differently.

Education[edit]

Kupwara has a literacy rate of 55.50%. The district has got 05 colleges, 30 Higher Secondary Schools and 2000 educational institutions. [ Govt Degree College, Kupwara] is the largest college in the district with total enrollment exceeding10,000. New private English medium schools are also creeping up . Education has become common in modern times. district has produced some role models in every field. devlopment is in full swing in main town kupwara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.