Doda

Doda is a town and a notified area committee in Doda district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Doda is a district in eastern part of Jammu region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Doda is located at 33.13°N 75.57°E. and has an average elevation of 1,107 metres (3631 feet).

As of 2011 India census Doda had a population of 25,527. Males constitute 64% of the population and females 36%. Doda has an average literacy rate of 5% higher than the Indian national average of 73%: male literacy is 85% and, female literacy is 61%. In Doda, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Vernaculars include Kashmiri (the Main Language) and three folk languages viz. Sirazi, Gojari and Bhadrawahi, a Dogri-Kangri language spoken by about 53,000 people in Doda district, written in both the Arabic and Devanagari scripts

Administratively, the district with 406 villages, three being un-inhabited. Doda District has been divided in two Sub Divisions viz Doda, Bhaderwah. It has four Tehsils Doda, Bhaderwah, Thathri, Gandoh. There are 08 Rural Development Blocks comprising Bhaderwah, Ghat(Doda), Thathri, Gandoh, Bhagwah, Assar, Marmat and Gundana. The number of Panchyats is 232

Doda District has two assembly constituencies: Bhaderwah and Doda

According to the 2011 census Doda district has a population of 409,576, roughly equal to the nation of Malta. This gives it a ranking of 556th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 79 inhabitants per square kilometre (200/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 27.89%. Doda has a sex ratio of 922 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 65.97%. The district is Kashmiri speaking and Muslim majority, with Hindus constituting 40% of the population.