Kupwara District is located in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Kupwara is situated at an altitude of 5300 ft above sea level and is the northmost district of kashmir valley. It shares a long border with Pakistan administered Kashmir in its north and western side and is totally enclosed by Baramulla district on the other side.The district is endowed with rich dense forests. The river 'kishenganga' originating from the Himalayas flow through the outer areas of the district from east to west. Kupwara district has 3 tehsils: Handwara, Karnah and Kupwara.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Kupwara one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the three districts in Jammu and Kashmir currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Kupwara district has a population of 875,564, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Delaware. This gives it a ranking of 470th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 368 inhabitants per square kilometre (950 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 34.62%. Kupwara has a sex ratio of 843 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.92%.
Kupwara District has 5 assembly constituencies: Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara and Langate.
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