Likir

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Likir
village
Klu-kkhyil monastery
Likir is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Likir
Likir
Likir is located in India
Likir
Likir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 34°17′25″N 77°12′48″E / 34.2903203°N 77.2132106°E / 34.2903203; 77.2132106Coordinates: 34°17′25″N 77°12′48″E / 34.2903203°N 77.2132106°E / 34.2903203; 77.2132106
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Tehsil Leh
Elevation 3,651 m (11,978 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,058
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
2011 census code 848

Likir is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is located in the Leh tehsil, in the Ladakh region. Khalatse is a nearby trekking place.[2]

It is perhaps most famous for the nearby Klu-kkhyil (meaning "water spirits") gompa (Buddhist monastery). The Likir Monastery was first built in the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 18th century, and currently has a 25-foot-tall (7.6 m) gold-covered Buddha statue. It is occupied by monks of the Gelukpa order. It is located 52 km from Leh.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Likir has 218 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 72.93%.[3]

Demographics (2011 Census)[3]
Total Male Female
Population 1058 573 485
Children aged below 6 years 105 57 48
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 1056 572 484
Literates 695 432 263
Workers (all) 299 211 88
Main workers (total) 255 194 61
Main workers: Cultivators 141 122 19
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 20 16 4
Main workers: Household industry workers 3 3 0
Main workers: Other 91 53 38
Marginal workers (total) 44 17 27
Marginal workers: Cultivators 13 2 11
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 1 0 1
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 1 1 0
Marginal workers: Others 29 14 15
Non-workers 759 362 397

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 2015-07-23.