Kupwara

Kupwara is located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It shares a long border with Pakistan administered Kashmir in its north and western side and is totally enclosed by Baramulla district on the other side.The district is endowed with rich dense forests. The river ‘kishenganga’ originating from the Himalayas flow through the outer areas of the district from east to west. Kupwara district has 3 tehsils: Handwara, Karnah and Kupwara.

This district consists of 11 blocks: Sogam, Tangdar, Teetwal, Ramhal, Kupwara, Rajwar, Kralpora, Langate, Wavoora, Trehgam and Kalaroos. Each block consists of a number of panchayats.

Most of the people depend on agriculture and business is growing feasiblely.(BRGF)

According to the 2011 census Kupwara district has a population of 875,564, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Delaware. 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, and a literacy rate of 66.92%.

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

The district is situated at an altitude of 5300 feet above sea level and is the northmost district of Kashmir Valley.

Kupwara has a literacy rate of 64.51%. The district has got 05 colleges, 30 Higher Secondary Schools and 2000 educational institutions.Govt Degree College, Kupwara] is the largest college in the district with total enrollment exceeding10,000. New private English medium schools are also creeping up . Education has become common in modern times. The district has produced some role models in every field. Development is in full swing in main town Kupwara.

A majority of the people are Muslims while there is a small community of Sikhs in both Kupwara and Handwara tehsils. Kashmiris are the major ethnic group and speak the Kashmiri language.