Rudraprayag district

Rudraprayag is a district of the state of Uttarakhand of northern India. The district occupies an area of 1984 km2. The town of Rudraprayag is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district is bounded by Uttarkashi District on the north, Chamoli District on the east, Pauri Garhwal District on the south, and Tehri Garhwal District on the west.

Rudraprayag district
Rudraprayag district.svg
Country India
State Uttarakhand
DivisionGarhwal division
 • District magistrateManuj Goyal, IAS
 • Total1,984 km2 (766 sq mi)
 • Total242,285
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeIN-UT
Vehicle registrationUK 13


Rudraprayag District was established on 16 September 1997. It was carved out from the following areas of three adjoining districts:

  • The whole of Augustmuni and Ukhimath block and part of Pokhri and Karnprayag block from Chamoli District
  • Part of Jakholi and Kirtinagar block from Tehri District
  • Part of Khirsu block from Pauri District

The internationally known Kedarnath Temple is at the north, Madmaheshwar at east, Nagrasu at southern east and Srinagar at extreme south. The Mandakini River is the main river of the district.

As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Uttarakhand (out of 13).[1]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

Religion in Rudraprayag district (2011)[3]

  Hinduism (99.13%)
  Islam (0.61%)
  Buddhism (0.00%)
  Christianity (0.07%)
  Sikhism (0.02%)
  Jainism (0.00%)
  Others (0.02%)
  Not Stated (0.15%)

According to the 2011 census Rudraprayag district has a population of 242,285,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[4] This gives it a ranking of 585th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 119 inhabitants per square kilometre (310/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 4.14%.[1] Rudraprayag has a sex ratio of 1120 females for every 1000 males, making it the 6th highest in the country as per 2011 census, second being Almora that too in uttarakhand,[1] and a literacy rate of 82.09%.[1]

The predominant first language of the district is Garhwali, spoken by 94.5% of the population according to the 2011 census. Hindi, though widely used a lingua franca, is the first language of 4.2%, while 0.60% are speakers of Nepali.[5]

Rudraprayag district: mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Indian Census.[5]
Mother tongue code Mother tongue People Percentage
006102 Bhojpuri 371 0.2%
006195 Garhwali 228,916 94.5%
006240 Hindi 10,167 4.2%
006340 Kumauni 172 0.1%
014011 Nepali 1,444 0.6%
022015 Urdu 155 0.1%
Others 1,060 0.4%
Total 242,285 100.0%

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Cities, towns and villages in Rudraprayag districtEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  3. ^ "Rudraprayag District Population". Census India. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ a b C-16 Population By Mother Tongue – Uttarakhand (Report). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 July 2020.

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