Zangla

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Zangla

Sangla
Village
Zangla is located in Ladakh
Zangla
Zangla
Location in Ladakh, India
Zangla is located in India
Zangla
Zangla
Zangla (India)
Coordinates: 33°40′N 76°59′E / 33.67°N 76.98°E / 33.67; 76.98Coordinates: 33°40′N 76°59′E / 33.67°N 76.98°E / 33.67; 76.98
Country India
Union TerritoryLadakh
DistrictKargil
TehsilZanskar
Named forZangla Fort
Government
 • BodySarpanch
Elevation
3,931 m (12,897 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total400
Languages
 • OfficialLadakhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Zangla is a village in Zanskar tehsil of Kargil district, in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. It is located 32 km from Padum, the capital of Zanskar and presently the headquarter of Zanskar.[1] The town is the nodal point on the popular Padum-Strongdey-Zangla-Karsha-Padum round trip. An old monastery, Known as Zangla Monastery is located on a hilltop right side to the village at a distance of one km belief of 11th century.

The Buddhist monastery contains some impressive paintings.[2]

Geography[edit]

Zangla is located at 33°40′N 76°59′E / 33.67°N 76.98°E / 33.67; 76.98[3] on the banks of Zanskar River, and has an average elevation of 3,931 metres (12,897 feet).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Zangla had 182 households.[4] The literacy rate of Zangla village is 59.81%. In Zangla, Male literacy stands at 75.06% while the female literacy rate was 45.27%.

Demographics (2011 Census)
Total Male Female
Population 954 471 483
Children aged below 6 years 108 58 50
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 953 470 483
Literacy 59.81% 75.06% 45.27%
Workers (all) 443 227 216
Main workers (all) 231
Marginal workers (total) 212 99 113

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Zangla is connected by road to other places in Ladakh and India by the NH 301.

Rail[edit]

The nearest railway stations to Zangla are Sopore railway station and Srinagar railway station located at a distance of 480 kilometres and 487 kilometres. The nearest major railway stations are Jammu Tawi railway station and Udhampur railway station, located 725 and 658 kilometres from Zangla.

Air[edit]

The nearest airport is located in Kargil at a distance of 269 kilometres but it is currently non-operational. The next nearest major airport is Leh Airport located at a distance of 476 kilometres.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zangla | Things to do in Zangla & Travel Guide". www.lehladakhindia.com. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Zangla | Things to do in Zangla & Travel Guide". www.lehladakhindia.com. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Zangla
  4. ^ "Zangla Population". Our Hero. Retrieved 1 May 2020.