Kupwara district

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]

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 territoryJammu and Kashmir
DivisionKashmir Division
HeadquartersKupwara
Government
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies5 : Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara and Langate
Population
 (2011)
 • Total870,354
Demographics
 • Literacy75.60%
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK-09
Websitehttp://kupwara.gov.in/

EconomyEdit

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

Department of horticulture have developed high density walnut nursery in Kupwara[3]

DemographicsEdit

Religion in Kupwara district (2011)[4]

  Islam (94.59%)
  Hinduism (4.27%)
  Sikhism (0.64%)
  Christianity (0.20%)
  Buddhism (0.01%)
  Not stated (0.29%)

DemographicsEdit

Kupwara district: mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Census.[5]

  Gojri (9.21%)
  Hindi (2.72%)
  Pahari (14.12%)
  Kashmiri (71.11%)
  Punjabi (0.68%)
  Others (2.16%)

According to the 2011 census Kupwara district has a population of 870,354.[citation needed] This gives it a ranking of 470th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 368 inhabitants per square kilometre (950/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 34.62%. Kupwara has a sex ratio of 843 females for every 1000 males (this varies with religion), and a literacy rate of 75.60%.[citation needed]

Sex Ratio in Kupwara District in 2011 Census.
(no. females per 1,000 males)
Religion (and population) Sex Ratio
Muslim (pop 823,286)
912
Hindu (pop 37,128)
30
Sikh (pop 5,600)
162
Other (pop 1,818)
395
Not stated (pop 2,522)
695
Total (pop 870,354)
835
Kupwara district: religion, gender ratio, and % urban of population, according to the 2011 Census.[4]
Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Other Not stated Total
Total 37,128 823,286 1,700 5,600 66 39 13 2,522 870,354
4.27% 94.59% 0.20% 0.64% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.29% 100.00%
Male 36,057 430,521 1,215 4,821 51 28 9 1,488 474,190
Female 1,071 392,765 485 779 15 11 4 1,034 396,164
Gender ratio (% female) 2.9% 47.7% 28.5% 13.9% 22.7% 28.2% 30.8% 41.0% 45.5%
Sex ratio
(no. of females per 1,000 males)
30 912 399 162 695 835
Urban 9,460 93,355 369 1,123 20 6 8 388 104,729
Rural 27,668 729,931 1,331 4,477 46 33 5 2,134 765,625
% Urban 25.5% 11.3% 21.7% 20.1% 30.3% 15.4% 61.5% 15.4% 12.0%
Kupwara district
mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Census.[5]
Mother tongue code Mother tongue People Percentage
001002 Assamese 618 0.07%
002007 Bengali 1,750 0.20%
004001 Dogri 976 0.11%
005018 Gujarati 529 0.06%
006102 Bhojpuri 193 0.02%
006195 Garhwali 47 0.01%
006207 Gojri/Gujjari/Gujar 80,163 9.21%
006235 Haryanvi 83 0.01%
006240 Hindi 23,640 2.72%
006340 Kumauni 455 0.05%
006439 Pahari 122,927 14.12%
006489 Rajasthani 199 0.02%
006503 Sadan/Sadri 47 0.01%
007016 Kannada 748 0.09%
008005 Kashmiri 618,887 71.11%
008019 Dardi 661 0.08%
011016 Malayalam 850 0.10%
012003 Meitei 81 0.01%
013071 Marathi 2,479 0.28%
014011 Nepali 1,141 0.13%
015043 Odia 771 0.09%
016038 Punjabi 5,887 0.68%
020027 Tamil 1,464 0.17%
021046 Telugu 1,221 0.14%
022015 Urdu 976 0.11%
024001 Afghani/Kabuli/Pashto 1,691 0.19%
053005 Gujari 1,110 0.13%
Others 760 0.09%
Total 870,354 100.00%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statement showing the number of blocks in respect of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir State including newly Created Districts, as on 31-03-2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008. 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. ^ "Horticulture deptt to develop high density walnut nursery in Kupwara". Greater Kashmir. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b C-1 Population By Religious Community – Jammu & Kashmir (Report). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b C-16 Population By Mother Tongue – Jammu & Kashmir (Report). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 July 2020.

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