Gia, Leh

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Gia
Gya
village
Gia is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Gia
Gia
Gia is located in India
Gia
Gia
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°16′48″N 77°56′20″E / 33.280068°N 77.938785°E / 33.280068; 77.938785Coordinates: 33°16′48″N 77°56′20″E / 33.280068°N 77.938785°E / 33.280068; 77.938785
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Tehsil Leh
Population (2011)
 • Total 658
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Census code 894

Gia is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is located in the Leh tehsil, off the Leh–Manali Highway, close to Tso Kar.

The village overlooks the Gya river in the Ladakh region, between the Indus river valley and Tanglang La Pass on the Leh-Manali Highway. Accessible from Upshi in the Indus River Valley, the village is located in the gorge created by the River Gya. A Buddhist Gompa with accompanying chortens or stupas is situated above the village and the gorge.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Gia has 140 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 58.67%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
Total Male Female
Population 658 301 357
Children aged below 6 years 87 39 48
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 657 301 356
Literates 335 172 163
Workers (all) 365 177 188
Main workers (total) 103 80 23
Main workers: Cultivators 58 50 8
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 0 0 0
Main workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Main workers: Other 45 30 15
Marginal workers (total) 262 97 165
Marginal workers: Cultivators 196 64 132
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Others 66 33 33
Non-workers 293 124 169

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.