About Kishtwar District

Kishtwar District is a newly formed district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Jammu and Kashmir (out of 22), after Kargil and Leh. Kishtwar is a unique Land of Sapphire and Saffron. It has lofty mountains and sloppy hills around which bestow upon it grandeur and fascinating look for the on lookers who live in this land or visit this land. It has no beautiful landscapes and panorama that it finds a superb place on the tourist map of India also.

Its bewitching scenery, picturesque and charming spots have often held the foreign travelers spell bound.The waterfall of Potnag on the opposite side of the Chinab river is so wonderful that one becomes astonished to see its jumps from a distance Its splendor and exquisite sight fascinate one and all.Niginsheer cliff is 4090 meters above from sea level, on its eastern side is just like a crown on its head.It has spring of fresh cold water and green pastures all over the cliff. People enjoy themselves by climbing the cliff and see around it.
The handicraft items made by the local people of Kishtwar have a huge demand among those tourists who come to this quaint yet appealing place of Jammu & Kashmir. The natural surrounding of Kishtwar is adorned by majestic mountainous ranges and foliages that collectively makes it a perfect tourist spot of the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Paddar Valley is the fartherest corner of District Kishtwar on south-easternside touching its borders with Himachal Pradesh, Zanskar Valley of Ladakh and Marwah-Wadwan Valley. Paddar is known for sapphire deposits and other forest products likeZeera and Guchhi. Although vast areas of the Valley are under forest cover yet fewvillages are also known for producing green/dry vegetables/pulses such as Peas and Rajmash. Paddar Valley comprises five Patwar Halqas and thirty two villages.


Kishtwar district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir is positioned at an altitude of 5374 feet. The positional coordinates of Kishtwar district includes a longitude of 75.7667 and a latitude of 33.3167. Jammu, Udhampur, Srinagar and Awantipur are the locations from one can avail of the air services to reach the district of Kishtwar. The key economic activity of Kishtwar district in Jammu & Kashmir is agriculture. The crops are sold in the local markets by the farmers to earn their day-to-day living. Sheep rearing is another major occupation of the population of Kishtwar. The general characteristics traits of the people of Kishtwar comprises of their simplicity and a very hardworking nature. Since Kishtwar is set on considerably high altitude so the common climate of the place variates in the lowest levels of temperature scale.
Kishtwar district consists of 9 blocks: Marwah, Warwan, Dachan, Kishtwar, Nagsani, Drubshall, Inderwal, Chatroo, and Paddar. Each block consists of a number of panchayats.Administration

Kishtwar District has 2 assembly constituencies: Inderwal and Kishtwar.



According to the 2011 census Kishtwar district has a population of 231,037, 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 125 inhabitants per square kilometre (320 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.06%. Kishtwar has a sex ratio of  917 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 58.54%.


Description 2011
Actual Population 231,037
Male 120,496
Female 110,541
Population Growth 21.06%
Area Sq. Km 1,851
Density/km2 125
Proportion to Jammu and Kashmir Population 1.84%
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 917
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 922
Average Literacy 58.54
Male Literacy 71.75
Female Literacy 44.13
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 39,124
Male Population (0-6 Age) 20,357
Female Population (0-6 Age) 18,767
Literates 112,348
Male Literates 71,847
Female Literates 40,501
Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 16.93%
Boys Proportion (0-6 Age) 16.89%
Girls Proportion (0-6 Age) 16.98%


Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 93.58 % 6.42 %
Total Population 216,196 14,841
Male Population 112,312 8,184
Female Population 103,884 6,657
Sex Ratio 925 813
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 924 863
Child Population (0-6) 37,561 1,563
Male Child(0-6) 19,518 839
Female Child(0-6) 18,043 724
Child Percentage (0-6) 17.37 % 10.53 %
Male Child Percentage 17.38 % 10.25 %
Female Child Percentage 17.37 % 10.88 %
Literates 100,859 11,489
Male Literates 64,970 6,877
Female Literates 35,889 4,612
Average Literacy 56.46 % 86.53 %
Male Literacy 70.02 % 93.63 %
Female Literacy 41.81 % 77.73 %

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