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|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|• Deputy Commissioner||Shri Khalid Jahangir|
|Elevation||1,577 m (5,174 ft)|
|• Density||366/km2 (950/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
As of 2011[update] India census, Kupwara had a population of 870,354. 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.
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.
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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