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Kupwara district

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Kupwara District is located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The river Kishenganga, originating from the Himalayas, flows through the outer areas of the district from east to west. Kupwara district has 3 tehsils: Handwara, Karnah and Kupwara.

Location of Kupwara District within Jammu and Kashmir state
Location of Kupwara District within Jammu and Kashmir state
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
Headquarters Kupwara
Population (2011)
 • Total 875,564
 • Density 368/km2 (950/sq mi)

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



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


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

Jaish-e-Mohammad attackEdit

On 27 April 2017, three members of the Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad attacked the Indian Army's Artillery Camp in the Panzgam area of Kupwara District. The three sneaked into the camp at 04:30 AM, and Captain Ayush Yadav, JCO Bhoop Singh and Naik B Venkata Ramanna of the artillery were killed while fighting the rebels. One escaped, but the other two were shot dead in a four-hour gun battle. As news spread that two militants had been killed, local village residents staged protests, chanting pro-freedom slogans. They assembled near the army camp and demanded the bodies of the militants for burial.[7][8]


  1. ^ Statement showing the number of blocks in respect of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir State including newly Created Districts Archived 2008-09-10 at the Wayback Machine. dated 2008-03-13, accessed 2008-08-30
  2. ^ Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. 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. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Delaware 897,934 
  6. ^ "ERO's and AERO's". Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir. Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Captain among 3 soldiers killed in fidayeen attack on army camp in Kupwara". Express News Service. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Kupwara: Here's how the attack on army camp unfolded, killing 3 soldiers and 1 civilian". DNA India. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

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