Stok

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Stok
Stak
village
Stok Palace
Stok Palace
Stok is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Stok
Stok
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 34°03′52″N 77°33′12″E / 34.06441°N 77.553344°E / 34.06441; 77.553344Coordinates: 34°03′52″N 77°33′12″E / 34.06441°N 77.553344°E / 34.06441; 77.553344
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Tehsil Leh
Elevation 3,497 m (11,473 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,471
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
2011 census code 862

Stok is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is located in the Leh tehsil, in the Indus Valley 17 km southeast of the Leh town.

The village is home to the 14th century Stok Monastery, with its seated Buddha statue,[2] built in 2015. Stok's 19th century palace is the current residence of the former royal family of Ladakh. Within the palace, a museum contains the shrine, crown, ceremonial dress and jewelry of the Ladakhi king. Siddhartha School is located at the northernmost edge of the village.

Geography[edit]

Stok is located at 34°04′N 77°34′E / 34.07°N 77.57°E / 34.07; 77.57.[3] It has an average elevation of 3,364 metres (11,037 feet).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Stok has 300 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 73.79%.[4]

Demographics (2011 Census)[4]
Total Male Female
Population 1471 706 765
Children aged below 6 years 151 72 79
Scheduled caste 4 2 2
Scheduled tribe 1457 697 760
Literates 974 513 461
Workers (all) 589 389 200
Main workers (total) 529 345 184
Main workers: Cultivators 209 136 73
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 2 1 1
Main workers: Household industry workers 6 6 0
Main workers: Other 312 202 110
Marginal workers (total) 60 44 16
Marginal workers: Cultivators 24 17 7
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 5 2 3
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 1 1 0
Marginal workers: Others 30 24 6
Non-workers 882 317 565

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