Kupwara district

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Kupwara district

Location of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir
Location of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir
StateJammu and Kashmir
Administrative divisionKashmir Division
Tehsils1. Handwara, 2. Karnah, 3. Kupwara, 4. Lolab, 5. Machil, 6. Ramhall, 7. Qaziabad, 8. Trehgam, 9. Langate, 10. Keran, 11. Lalpore, 12. Kralpora, 13. Dragmulla and 14. Zachaldara
 • Assembly seats5 : Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara and Langate
 • Total2,379 km2 (919 sq mi)
 • Total875,564
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
 • Literacy75.60%
Vehicle registrationJK-09
Coordinates34°31′12″N 74°15′00″E / 34.52000°N 74.25000°E / 34.52000; 74.25000Coordinates: 34°31′12″N 74°15′00″E / 34.52000°N 74.25000°E / 34.52000; 74.25000
WebsiteOfficial website

Kupwara District is located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The river Kishenganga, originating from the Himalayas, flows through the outer areas of the district from east to west. Kupwara district has 14 tehsils: Handwara, Karnah, Kralapora, Lolab, Machil, Ramha, Qaziabad, Trehgam, Langate, Keran, Lalpore, Zachaldara, Dragmulla and Kupwara. Bangus valley situated in district kupwara (Handwara). Rivers in kupwara :kehmil, puhur, dangerwadi etc. This district consists of 11 blocks: Sogam, Tangdar, Teetwal, Ramhal, Kupwara, Rajwar, Kralpora, Langate, Wavoora, Trehgam and Kalaroos.[1]


Most of the people depend on agriculture and horticulture. There is a good production and business of walnuts in Kupwara.[2]


According to the 2011 census Kupwara district has a population of 875,564,[3] This gives it a ranking of 470th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 368 inhabitants per square kilometre (950/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 34.62%.[3] Kupwara has a sex ratio of 843 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 75.60%.[3]

Jaish-e-Mohammad attack[edit]

On 27 April 2017, three members of the Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad attacked the Indian Army's Artillery Camp in the Panzgam area of Kupwara District. The three sneaked into the camp at 04:30 AM, and Captain Ayush Yadav, JCO Bhoop Singh and Naik B Venkata Ramanna of the artillery were killed while fighting the rebels. One escaped, but the other two were shot dead in a four-hour gun battle. As news spread that two militants had been killed, local village residents staged protests, chanting pro-freedom slogans. They assembled near the army camp and demanded the bodies of the militants for burial.[4][5]


  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. ^ Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ "Captain among 3 soldiers killed in fidayeen attack on army camp in Kupwara". Express News Service. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Kupwara: Here's how the attack on army camp unfolded, killing 3 soldiers and 1 civilian". DNA India. Retrieved 27 April 2017.

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