Ramban district

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Ramban district
district
Ramban district is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Ramban district
Ramban district
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°14′24″N 75°14′24″E / 33.24000°N 75.24000°E / 33.24000; 75.24000Coordinates: 33°14′24″N 75°14′24″E / 33.24000°N 75.24000°E / 33.24000; 75.24000
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Ramban district is a newly formed district in India's northern most state, the Jammu and Kashmir.

Geography[edit]

Ramban district is 1,156 metres (3,792 feet) above sea level. The boundary lines of Ramban district encompass Patnitop as its southernmost point, Assar on its eastern edge, Gool to the west, and Banihal to the north. The river 'Chenab', also known as 'Chanderbhaga' river, passes through the district. The National Highway-1A (now 44) that connects Jammu with Srinagar passes through the district.

Administration[edit]

Ramban district consists of two tehsils, Ramban and Banihal, and four community development blocks, Ramban, Banihal, Gool and Ramsoo. Each block consists of a number of panchayats. The district consisted of 116 census villages and 127 revenue villages in 2001. The total number of panchayat Halqas in the district is 124.

Ramban town is the district headquarters. The town is located along the Chenab river, on National Highway-44, (originally 1A) approximately 150 km from Jammu, and about 150 km from Srinagar, making it a near-midpoint on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.[1]

Politics[edit]

Ramban district has two assembly constituencies: Banihal and Ramban.[2] A hydroelectric project is being constructed by JP Industries at Chanderkote, about 8 km from Ramban. The potential of this project is 900 mW, and it will be completed in two phases of 450 mW each.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Ramban district has a population of 283,313.[3] roughly equal to the nation of Barbados.[4] This gives it a ranking of 573rd in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 213 inhabitants per square kilometre (550 /sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 31.81%.[3] Ramban has a sex ratio of 901 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 56.9%.[3]

Kashmiri language including Poguli, Rambani, Siraji is widely spoken language in district while Dogri being another important language is spoken mostly in Ramban and Batote areas. The eastern and southern edges of the district are Hindu dominated areas, while the western and northern areas are Muslim dominated.


Being geographically closer to valley and the dominance of Kashmiri language and Culture results in majority of people in North-Western edges including Banihal, Gool and some other areas closer to Kashmir Valley speak Kashmiri in their own adapted tones and accents. District Ramban is also known for 'Unity' and 'Brotherhood' between Hindus & Muslims making it one of the most peaceful district in state Jammu & Kashmir which never witnessed a single communal clash.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statement showing the number of blocks in respect of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir State including newly Created Districts dated 2008-03-13, accessed 2008-08-30
  2. ^ "ERO's and AERO's". Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Barbados 286,705 July 2011 est." 

External links[edit]

  • [1] List of places in Ramban