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Kupwara District

Location of Kupwara District within Jammu and Kashmir state

Kupwara District is located in Jammu and Kashmir, India.


Kupwara district has 3 tehsils: Handwara, Karnah and Kupwara.

This district consists of 11 blocks: Sogam, Tangdar, Teetwal, Ramhal, Kupwara, Rajwal, Kralpora, Langate, Wavoora, Trehgam and Kalaroo.[1] Each block consists of a number of panchayats.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Kupwara one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the three districts in Jammu and Kashmir currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]


According to the 2011 census Kupwara district has a population of 875,564 ,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[4] or the US state of Delaware.[5] This gives it a ranking of 470th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 368 inhabitants per square kilometre (950 /sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 34.62 %.[3] Kupwara has a sex ratio of 843 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 66.92 %.[3]

The People are mostly Kashmiri, and Gujjar along the border with Azad Kashmir.


Kupwara District has 5 assembly constituencies: Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara and Langate.[6]


  1. ^ Statement showing the number of blocks in respect of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir State including newly Created Districts dated 2008-03-13, accessed 2008-08-30
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est." 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Delaware 897,934" 
  6. ^ "ERO's and AERO's". Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 

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