Kishtwar district

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Kishtwar district
Location of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir
Location of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir
StateJammu and Kashmir
Administrative divisionJammu Division
Tehsils1. Kishtwar 2. Chatroo 3. Marwah 4. Paddar 5. Warwan 6. Nagseni 7. Drabshalla 8. Bonjwah 9. Mughalmaidan 10. Dachhan 11. Machail
 • Assembly seats2
 • Total7,737 km2 (2,987 sq mi)
 • Total230,696
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
 • Literacy56.2%
 • Sex ratio920
Vehicle registrationJK-17
Major highwaysNH-1B
Coordinates33°18′46″N 75°46′10″E / 33.312683°N 75.769447°E / 33.312683; 75.769447Coordinates: 33°18′46″N 75°46′10″E / 33.312683°N 75.769447°E / 33.312683; 75.769447
WebsiteOfficial website

Kishtwar District is a district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir of India. As of 2011, it is the third least populous district of Jammu and Kashmir (out of 22), after Kargil and Leh. It is situated on the banks of the Chenab River.


Kishtwar district consists of 9 blocks: Marwah Warwan, Dachan, Kishtwar, Nagsani, Drabshalla, Inderwal, Chatroo, and Paddar.[1] Each block consists of a number of panchayats.

Block Kishtwar is the 1st block of Kishtwar District and Beron Town 1st Kishtwar is the 1st panchayat of Block Kishtwar, beron town panchayat consists of Panditgam, Zewar, Nagdera, Bucherwal Mohalla, Semmna and Wazgwari

Kishwar Sub-District:

Marwah Sub-District:

Paddar Sub-District:


Kishtwar District has 2 assembly constituencies: Inderwal and Kishtwar.[2] Marwah consist 12 panchayats 1.Nowpachi2.Nowgam.3.yourdu.4 pethgam.5.Ranie A.6 Ranie B 7.Quderna.8 Quderna B.9 Chanjer.10 Dehrana.11 Hanzal.12.Teller. BJP and CONG won one Assembly Constituency each respectively.


According to the 2011 census Kishtwar district has a population of 227,976. This gives it a ranking of 586th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 29 inhabitants per square kilometre (75/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.06%.[3] Kishtwar has a sex ratio of 938 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 58.54%. [Male 71.75% [Female 44.13%].

The district is Muslim majority 57.75%, with Hindus constituting 40.72% of the population.


  1. ^ Statement showing the number of blocks in respect of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir State including newly Created Districts Archived 2008-09-10 at the Wayback Machine dated 2008-03-13, accessed 2008-08-30
  2. ^ "ERO's and AERO's". Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir. Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  3. ^ a b "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.

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