Kupwara

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Kupwara

Kupwore

Kupwada
town
Kupwara is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Kupwara
Kupwara
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Kupwara is located in India
Kupwara
Kupwara
Kupwara (India)
Coordinates: 34°18′N 74°16′E / 34.3°N 74.27°E / 34.3; 74.27Coordinates: 34°18′N 74°16′E / 34.3°N 74.27°E / 34.3; 74.27
Country India
StateJammu and Kashmir
DistrictKupwara
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerShri Khalid Jahangir
Elevation
1,577 m (5,174 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total875,564
 • Density366/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Websitehttp://kupwara.gov.in

Kupwara is a town and a municipal committee in Kupwara District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The nearby Lolab Valley and Bangus Valley, are of great interest to tourists.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Kupwara had a population of 870,354.[citation needed] Males constitute 61% of the population and females 39%. Kupwara has an average literacy rate of 64.51%, above the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 64%, and female literacy is 41%.[contradictory].In Kupwara, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

People[edit]

A majority of the people are Muslims while there is a small community of Hindus and Sikhs in both Kupwara and Handwara tehsils. Kashmiris are the major ethnic group and speak the Kashmiri language.

Education[edit]

The district has 5 colleges, 30 Higher Secondary Schools, and 2000 educational institutions. Govt Degree College, Kupwara is the largest college in the district with total enrollment exceeding 10,000.


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