Hundar, Leh

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Hundar
Hunder, Hundur
village
Hunder Monastery
Hundar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Hundar
Hundar
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Hundar is located in India
Hundar
Hundar
Hundar (India)
Coordinates: 34°34′33″N 77°29′41″E / 34.575836°N 77.494823°E / 34.575836; 77.494823Coordinates: 34°34′33″N 77°29′41″E / 34.575836°N 77.494823°E / 34.575836; 77.494823
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Tehsil Nubra
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,179
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Census code 928

Hundar is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is located in the Nubra tehsil, on the bank of Shyok River. The Hunder Monastery is located here.

Hundar was once the capital of former Nubra kingdom. There are several ruined buildings, including the ruins of the King's palace, the Langchen Khar ("Elephant Palace"). There is a fort at the top of the hill, called Gula. Hundar also has two Buddhist temples: white temple (Lhakhang Karpo) and the red temple (Lhakhang Marpo).[2] Between Hundar and Diskit lie sand dunes.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Hundar has 269 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 60.65%.[4]

Demographics (2011 Census)[4]
Total Male Female
Population 1179 548 631
Children aged below 6 years 137 54 83
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 1170 540 630
Literates 632 341 291
Workers (all) 728 341 387
Main workers (total) 267 169 98
Main workers: Cultivators 7 6 1
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 1 1 0
Main workers: Household industry workers 1 1 0
Main workers: Other 258 161 97
Marginal workers (total) 461 172 289
Marginal workers: Cultivators 410 143 267
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 23 6 17
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 1 0 1
Marginal workers: Others 27 23 4
Non-workers 451 207 244

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  2. ^ Prem Singh Jina (1997). Recent Researches on the Himalaya. Indus. pp. 32–. ISBN 978-81-7387-069-9. 
  3. ^ Max Lovell-Hoare; Sophie Lovell-Hoare (1 July 2014). Kashmir: Jammu. Kashmir Valley. Ladakh. Zanskar. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 113–. ISBN 978-1-84162-396-2. 
  4. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 2015-07-23.