Fiang

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Fiang

Phyang
village
Phyang Monastery
Fiang is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Fiang
Fiang
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Fiang is located in India
Fiang
Fiang
Fiang (India)
Coordinates: 34°11′22″N 77°29′21″E / 34.189399°N 77.489076°E / 34.189399; 77.489076Coordinates: 34°11′22″N 77°29′21″E / 34.189399°N 77.489076°E / 34.189399; 77.489076
CountryIndia
StateJammu and Kashmir
DistrictLeh
TehsilLeh
Population
(2011)
 • Total2,036
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Census code855

Fiang is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is in the Leh tehsil. The Phyang Monastery is in this village. This is one of the largest inhabited villages of Ladakh, comprising eight clusters: Phulungs, Phyang, Tsakma, Changmachan, Gaon, Thangnak, Chusgo and Mankhang. It is in a south-facing valley in the Ladakh range of the mountains. The village is about 15 km (9.3 mi) long and 1.5 km (0.93 mi) average width. There is an old dilapidated castle near the cluster of Phyang on a hilltop. Just below this castle there is a single-room temple, Lobon, with paintings of Ladakh, but in the tourism industry it is known as Guru Lhakhang. The Tokpo river is in the middle of the valley. The source of the river is small glaciers in upper Spangkul and Lungnak valley northwest of the village at an altitude of about 5,200 m (17,100 ft). The river joins the Indus river near Phey village at a lower altitude of 3,250 m (10,660 ft). The village has some tourist facilities, including a guesthouse and camp sites. Hidden North guesthouse is just opposite the site of Guru Lhakhang at Tsakma cluster.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Fiang has 352 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 75.37%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
Total Male Female
Population 2036 1064 972
Children aged below 6 years 229 124 105
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 1998 1043 955
Literates 1362 789 573
Workers (all) 713 439 274
Main workers (total) 536 348 188
Main workers: Cultivators 185 91 94
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 2 1 1
Main workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Main workers: Other 349 256 93
Marginal workers (total) 177 91 86
Marginal workers: Cultivators 121 50 71
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 6 4 2
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 2 2 0
Marginal workers: Others 48 35 13
Non-workers 1323 625 698

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
  2. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 2015-07-23.