Kupwara district

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Kupwara district
Location of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir
Location of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates (Kupwara): 34°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
CountryIndia
Union territory Jammu and Kashmir
DivisionKashmir Division
HeadquartersKupwara
Tehsils1. Handwara, 2. Karnah, 3. Kupwara, 4. Sogam Lolab, 5. Machil, 6. Ramhall, 7. Qaziabad, 8. Trehgam, 9. Langate, 10. Keran, 11. Lalpore, 12. Kralpora, 13. Dragmulla and 14. Zachaldara
Government
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies5 : Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara and Langate
Area
 • Total2,379 km2 (919 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total870,354
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy75.60%
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK-09
Websitehttp://kupwara.gov.in/

Kupwara District is one of 10 districts located in Kashmir region of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The river Kishenganga, originating from the Himalayas, flows through the outer areas of the district from east to west.[1]

Economy[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Kupwara (2011)
Religion Percent
Islam
94.59%
Hinduism
4.27%
Sikhism
0.64%
Christianity
0.20%
Buddhism
0.01%
Others
0.29%

According to the 2011 census Kupwara district has a population of 870,354,[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]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 71.19% of the population in the district spoke Kashmiri, 26.19% Hindi and 0.68% Punjabi as their first language.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue

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