Srinagar district

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Location of Srinagar District within Jammu & Kashmir state
Area 141 km2
Population 900,000 (1991)
Population density 6383/km2 (1991)

Situated at the center of the Kashmir valley, Srinagar is the most populous district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir,Indian Administered Kashmir and is home to the summer capital (Srinagar) of Jammu and Kashmir (The capital moves to Jammu city in the winter). The largest city is Srinagar. It is also home to the scenic Dal Lake, a popular tourist destination.

As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Jammu and Kashmir (out of 22), after Jammu.[1]

Administration[edit]

Srinagar district has 2 Tehsils:

This district consists of a single block: Srinagar.[2] This block consists of a number of panchayats.

Politics[edit]

Srinagar District has 8 assembly constituencies: Hazratbal, Zadibal, Eidgah, Khanyar, Habbakadal, Amirakadal, Sonwar and Batmaloo.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Srinagar district has a population of 1,269,751,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Estonia[4] or the US state of New Hampshire.[5] This gives it a ranking of 381st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 703 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,820 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.56%.[1] Srinagar has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 71.21%.[1]

Languages[edit]

Kashmiri (कॉशुर, کأشُر Koshur) is an Indo-Aryan language and it is spoken primarily in the Kashmir Valley, in Jammu and Kashmir.[8][9][10].

Weather[edit]

Climate data for Srinagar (1971–1986)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
8.2
(46.8)
14.1
(57.4)
20.5
(68.9)
24.5
(76.1)
29.6
(85.3)
30.1
(86.2)
29.6
(85.3)
27.4
(81.3)
22.4
(72.3)
15.1
(59.2)
8.2
(46.8)
19.7
(67.5)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28.4)
−0.7
(30.7)
3.4
(38.1)
7.9
(46.2)
10.8
(51.4)
14.9
(58.8)
18.1
(64.6)
17.5
(63.5)
12.1
(53.8)
5.8
(42.4)
0.9
(33.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
7.3
(45.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.89)
68
(2.68)
121
(4.76)
85
(3.35)
68
(2.68)
39
(1.54)
62
(2.44)
76
(2.99)
28
(1.1)
33
(1.3)
28
(1.1)
54
(2.13)
710
(27.96)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.6 7.3 10.2 8.8 8.1 5.7 7.9 6.8 3.5 2.8 2.8 5.1 75.6
Source: HKO[6]

Places of worship[edit]

Panoramic view of Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar in Srinigar District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "ERO's and AERO's". Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Estonia 1,282,963 July 2011 est." 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Hampshire 1,316,470" 
  6. ^ "Climatological Information for Srinigar, India". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°50′E / 34.083°N 74.833°E / 34.083; 74.833