Location of Kishtwar District
Kishtwar District situated on the banks of Chenab River.
Geography of Kishtwar District
Kishtwar district consists of 9 blocks: Marwah, Warwan, Dachan, Kishtwar, Nagsani, Drabshalla, Inderwal, Chatroo and Paddar. Each block consists of a number of panchayats. Block Kishtwar is the 1st block of Kishtwar District and Beron Town 1st Kishtwar is the 1st panchayat of Block Kishtwar, beron town panchayat consists of Panditgam, Zewar, Nagdera, Bucherwal Mohalla, Semmna and Wazgwari.
Demography of Kishtwar District
According to the population census in the year 2011, Kishtwar District is the third least populous district of Jammu and Kashmir (out of 22), after Kargil and Leh. According to the 2011 census Kishtwar district has a population of 227,976, roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu. This gives it a ranking of 586th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 29 inhabitants per square kilometre (75/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.06%. Kishtwar has a sex ratio of 938 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 58.54%.
Administration of Kishtwar District
Kishtwar District has 2 assembly constituencies: Inderwal and Kishtwar. Marwah consist of 12 panchayats 1.Nowpachi2.Nowgam.3.yourdu.4 pethgam.5.Ranie A.6 Ranie B 7.Quderna.8 Quderna B.9 Chanjer.10 Dehrana.11 Hanzal.12.Teller.
Culture of Kishtwar District
Kishtwar District is Muslim majority, with Hindus constituting about 40 percent of the population.
Attraction in Kishtwar District
Kishtwar District is famous for World Renowned Sapphire and Saffron.
Tourism in Kishtwar District
The Chenab River flows through the district and is joined by tributaries such as Marvisudar river of Mawah, Fambar Nallah, Chingam Nallah which meet at the confluence near Bhandarkoot. It is one of the main attractions in this district. The rivers have given a unique look to the area with steep gorges and wide plains on the way. Padder Tehsil has breathtaking mountain landscape which is a treat to the eyes of travellers. Warwan valley and Marwah valleys are unique in being located in the way of river Marusudhar giving a mesmerizing look to the area. The area is also famous for its high mountain passes which have been the mountaineers delight since British regime. Many illustrations are found in the travelogue written by British writers including Otto Rothfield’s, with pen and Rifle in Kashmir. The Kishtwar Anantnag National Highway passes through the famous Synthan Pass and Daksum Nowpachi Road passes through the Margan top a 13 km long and 5100m high pass. The Steep Brahma mountain peak is situated at Dachhan which is documented by British mountaineers. The Warwan Valley has been rated among India's top ten trekking destination with a wide range of landscape. Saffron of purest quality is produced in the iron rich soil at Pochhal, Matta, Lachdayaram and Hidyal. Kishtwar National Park, in the northeast region of the district, has a large number of peaks and glaciers along with wide array of flora and fauna.
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(Last Updated on : 16-08-2016)
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