Srinagar district – Wikipedia

District of Jammu and Kashmir, India
This article is about the zone. For its eponymous headquarter, see Srinagar. For other uses, see Srinagar ( disambiguation )
District of Jammu and Kashmir in India

The Srinagar District is one of the 20 districts of the Indian-administered union district of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated in the kernel of the Kashmir Valley, it is the second-most populous zone of the union district after Jammu District as per the 2011 home census, [ 4 ] and is home to the summer capital city of Srinagar ( with the city of Jammu serving as the territory ‘s winter capital ). [ 5 ] Likewise, the city of Srinagar besides serves as the Srinagar District ‘s headquarter .

government [edit ]

Srinagar district has 2 Sub-Divisions i.e. Srinagar West and Srinagar East. 7 Tehsils are :

  • Central Shalteng
  • Chanapora/ Natipora
  • Eidgah
  • Khanyar
  • Pantha chowk
  • Srinagar North
  • Srinagar South.

This zone has 4 Blocks [ 6 ]

  • Harwan
  • Qammerwari
  • Khonmoh
  • Srinagar

These blocks consist of a count of panchayats and villages .

Politics [edit ]

Srinagar District has 1 parliamentary constituency i.e. Srinagar and 8 assembly constituencies :

Demographics [edit ]

Historical populations 
Census Population
1901 184,676
1911 204,583 10.8%
1921 223,223 9.1%
1931 255,778 14.6%
1941 291,522 14.0%
1951 333,554 14.4%
1961 375,587 12.6%
1971 489,042 30.2%
1981 608,244 24.4%
1991 789,450 29.8%
2001 1,027,670 30.2%
2011 1,236,829 20.4%
source:[8]
† 1951 and 1991 populations are estimated
Religion in Srinagar district (2011)[9]
Religion Percent
Islam 95.19%
Hinduism 3.44%
Sikhism 0.99%
Other or not stated 0.31%

According to the 2011 census Srinagar zone has a population of 1,236,829, [ 4 ] approximately adequate to the nation of Estonia [ 11 ] or the US submit of New Hampshire. [ 12 ] This gives it a rank of 381st in India ( out of a total of 640 ). [ 4 ] The district has a population density of 703 inhabitants per square kilometer ( 1,820/sq mile ). [ 4 ] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 20.35 %. [ 4 ] Srinagar has a sex ratio of 900 females for every 1,000 males [ 4 ] ( this varies with religion ), and a literacy rate of 69.41 %. [ 4 ]

Sex Ratio in Srinagar District in 2011 Census.[9]
(no. females per 1,000 males)
Religion (and population) Sex Ratio
Muslim (pop 1,177,342) 945
Hindu (pop 42,540) 184
Sikh (pop 12,187) 747
Christian (pop 2,746) 551
Other (pop 2,014) 666
Total (pop 1,236,829) 900
Srinagar district: religion, gender ratio, and % urban of population, according to the 2011 Census.[9]
Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Other Not stated Total
Total 42,540 1,177,342 2,746 12,187 285 74 2 1,653 1,236,829
3.44% 95.19% 0.22% 0.99% 0.02% 0.01% 0.00% 0.13% 100.00%
Male 35,925 605,244 1,771 6,975 171 39 1 998 651,124
Female 6,615 572,098 975 5,212 114 35 1 655 585,705
Gender ratio (% female) 15.6% 48.6% 35.5% 42.8% 40.0% 47.3% 50.0% 39.6% 47.4%
Sex ratio
(no. of females per 1,000 males)
184 945 551 747 656 900
Urban 42,513 1,160,071 2,743 12,185 285 74 2 1,643 1,219,516
Rural 27 17,271 3 2 0 0 0 10 17,313
% Urban 99.9% 98.5% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 99.4% 98.6%

At the time of the 2011 census, 94.13 % of the population spoke Kashmiri and 1.88 % Urdu as their inaugural language. [ 10 ] Most kashmiri can speak urdu [ 5 ]

weather [edit ]

Climate data for Srinagar (1971–1986)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
8.2
(46.8)
14.1
(57.4)
20.5
(68.9)
24.5
(76.1)
29.6
(85.3)
30.1
(86.2)
29.6
(85.3)
27.4
(81.3)
22.4
(72.3)
15.1
(59.2)
8.2
(46.8)
19.7
(67.5)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28.4)
−0.7
(30.7)
3.4
(38.1)
7.9
(46.2)
10.8
(51.4)
14.9
(58.8)
18.1
(64.6)
17.5
(63.5)
12.1
(53.8)
5.8
(42.4)
0.9
(33.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
7.3
(45.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
68
(2.7)
121
(4.8)
85
(3.3)
68
(2.7)
39
(1.5)
62
(2.4)
76
(3.0)
28
(1.1)
33
(1.3)
28
(1.1)
54
(2.1)
710
(27.9)
Average precipitation days ( ≥ 1.0 millimeter ) 6.6 7.3 10.2 8.8 8.1 5.7 7.9 6.8 3.5 2.8 2.8 5.1 75.6
Source: HKO[13]

Places of worship [edit ]

Panoramic view of Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar in Srinigar District.

See besides [edit ]

References [edit ]

  • Official website
  • Greater Kashmir, daily English newspaper from Srinagar, Kashmir
  • Soan Meeraas, A Kashmiri newspaper from Srinagar, Kashmir

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