Jammu district

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Jammu district
Location of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir
Location of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates (Jammu): 32°44′N 74°52′E / 32.73°N 74.87°E / 32.73; 74.87Coordinates: 32°44′N 74°52′E / 32.73°N 74.87°E / 32.73; 74.87
CountryIndia
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
DivisionJammu Division
HeadquartersJammu
Tehsils1. Akhnoor, 2. Bishnah, 3. Jammu, 4. Ranbir Singh Pora
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesJammu (Lok Sabha constituency)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies20
Area
 • Total2,336 km2 (902 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,529,958
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy83.45%
 • Sex ratio880
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK-02
Websitehttp://jammu.nic.in/

Jammu is the most populous of the districts of Jammu and Kashmir in India, and is home to the winter capital (Jammu) of Jammu and Kashmir. The capital moves to Srinagar city in the summer.[1] The largest city is Jammu.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Bahu Fort, Jammu, India

Jammu District has 7 Sub-Divisions:

  • Jammu South
  • Jammu North
  • R.S. Pura
  • Marh
  • Akhnoor
  • Chowki Choura
  • Khour

There are 21 Tehsils:

  • Akhnoor
  • Arnia
  • Bahu
  • Bhalwal
  • Bishnah
  • Chowki Choura
  • Dansal
  • Jammu
  • Jammu North
  • Jammu South
  • Jammu West
  • Jourian
  • Kharah Balli
  • Khour
  • Maira Mandrian
  • Mandal
  • Marh
  • Nagrota
  • Pargwal
  • Ranbir Singh Pura
  • Suchetgarh

There are 20 Blocks:

  • Akhnoor
  • Arnia
  • Bhalwal
  • Bhalwal Brahmana
  • Bishnah
  • Chowki Choura
  • Dansal
  • Khour
  • Kharah Balli
  • Maira Mandrian
  • Mandal
  • Marh
  • Mathwar
  • Miran Sahib
  • Nagrota
  • Pargwal
  • R.S. Pura
  • Samwan
  • Satwari
  • Suchetgarh

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations 
CensusPop.
1901291,399
1911279,051−4.2%
1921285,3612.3%
1931316,64711.0%
1941364,25315.0%
1951401,53210.2%
1961438,8109.3%
1971616,39640.5%
1981792,49028.6%
19911,043,30231.6%
20011,357,07730.1%
20111,529,95812.7%
source:[2]
† 1951 and 1991 populations are estimated

Hinduism is the predominant religion in Jammu (84.27%), followed by Sikhism (7.47%), Islam (7.03%), Christianity (0.79%) and others (0.45%).

Religion in Jammu district[citation needed]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
84.273%
Sikhism
7.47%
Islam
7.03%
Christianity
0.79%
Others
0.45%


Rank Language 1971[3]
1 Dogri 74.51%
2 Punjabi 13.09%
3 Hindi 6.45%
Other 5.95%

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 census J&K
  2. ^ "A-2 Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901". Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. ^ General, India Office of the Registrar; Zutshi, J. N. (1 January 1972). "Census of India, 1971: Series 8: Jammu & Kashmir". Manager of Publications – via Google Books.

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