Nyoma

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(Photograph contributed by Vinay Goyal, Ludhiana)

Nyoma
Nyama, Neoma
village
Nyoma.jpg
Nyoma's setting as seen from the gompa (Buddhist monastery)
Nyoma is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Nyoma
Nyoma
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Nyoma is located in India
Nyoma
Nyoma
Location in India
Coordinates: 33°12′21″N 78°38′54″E / 33.2059163°N 78.6483843°E / 33.2059163; 78.6483843Coordinates: 33°12′21″N 78°38′54″E / 33.2059163°N 78.6483843°E / 33.2059163; 78.6483843
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Tehsil Leh
Elevation 4,180 m (13,710 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 918
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 194404
2011 census code 901

Nyoma is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is located in the Leh tehsil, on the bank of Indus River.

A small Buddhist monastery ("gompa") is located on the hill at the back of the village. Since 2010, foreign tourists with Inner Line Permits are permitted to visit Nyoma and its monastery.

Nyoma is also home to an Advanced Landing Ground of Indian Airforce, which is proposed to be reactivated. An AN32 landed in this airfield after which it was opened in 18 September 2009.[2][3]

Nearby towns are Mahe and Rupshu, the town lies in the Leh - Loma - Hanle road. Nyoma is located 41 km southeast of Chumathang.[4] It is 23 km (14 miles) from Mahe village and roughly the same distance from the Chinese border.[5]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Nyoma has 202 households. The literacy rate of the village is 43.14%.[6]

Demographics (2011 Census)[6]
Total Male Female
Population 918 427 491
Children aged below 6 years 125 63 62
Scheduled caste 2 0 2
Scheduled tribe 707 329 378
Literates 396 198 198
Workers (all) 345 212 133
Main workers (total) 160 100 60
Main workers: Cultivators 40 28 12
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 6 1 5
Main workers: Household industry workers 5 4 1
Main workers: Other 109 67 42
Marginal workers (total) 185 112 73
Marginal workers: Cultivators 13 9 4
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 119 68 51
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 4 0 4
Marginal workers: Others 49 35 14
Non-workers 573 215 358

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
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  5. ^ Ladakh, The Essential Guide with Kashmir and Kulu-Manali. Second Edition 2010. Partha S. Banarjee. Milestone Books, Calcutta, p. 183
  6. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India (Directorate of Census Operations). Retrieved 2015-07-23.