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For the Chinese part, see Dêmqog, Ngari Prefecture.
Demjok is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Demjok is located in India
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 32°42′00″N 79°26′58″E / 32.699910°N 79.449520°E / 32.699910; 79.449520Coordinates: 32°42′00″N 79°26′58″E / 32.699910°N 79.449520°E / 32.699910; 79.449520
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Tehsil Leh
Population (2011)
 • Total 78
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Census code 906

Demjok, also spelled Demchok, is a village and military encampment in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is administered as part of the Leh tehsil, in the Indian-controlled part of the disputed Demchok sector south of Aksai Chin. The Line of Actual Control (LAC) passes along the southeast side of the village, following a wadi just upstream from the nearby Indus River. Across the wadi, less than a kilometer away, is a Chinese-administered village, called Dêmqog, which was once part of Demchok.[2]

This village was on an old route linking Ladakh and Tibet, currently closed.[3] The village lies 36.5 km east of Ukdungle. China claims it as part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Though the Kailash Mansarovar is 300 km away, the route there is mostly through plains [4] and there is demand to improve and open a road linking China and India through Demchok.


According to the 2011 census of India, Demjok has 31 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 42.47%.[5]

Demographics (2011 Census)[5]
Total Male Female
Population 78 43 35
Children aged below 6 years 5 4 1
Scheduled caste 1 1 0
Scheduled tribe 64 37 27
Literates 31 20 11
Workers (all) 51 27 24
Main workers (total) 49 26 23
Main workers: Cultivators 5 5 0
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 0 0 0
Main workers: Household industry workers 2 0 2
Main workers: Other 42 21 21
Marginal workers (total) 2 1 1
Marginal workers: Cultivators 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Others 2 1 1
Non-workers 27 16 11