Kupwara

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Kupwara
Kupwore
Kupwada
town
Kupwara is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Kupwara
Kupwara
Kupwara is located in India
Kupwara
Kupwara
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, 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
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Kupwara
Elevation 1,577 m (5,174 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 875,564
 • Density 366/km2 (950/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kashmiri, Urdu, Gujri, Pahari, Sheena
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kupwara is a town and a municipal committee in Kupwara District in the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. The nearby Lolab Valley and Bungas Valley may be of 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] Literacy has increased since the previous census of 2001. In Kupwara, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in kupwara
Religion Percent
Hindus
6%
Muslims
93%
Sikhs
0.7%
Others†
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

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.

There are several orphanages for boys and girls. Basera E Tabassum (BeT) is an orphanage for girls in Sulkoot Village run by Borderless World Foundation,[1] where 60 girls are educated and provided with boarding facilities.[2]

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