Kishtwar

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Kishtwar
City
Warwan valley
Warwan valley
Kishtwar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Kishtwar
Kishtwar
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Kishtwar is located in India
Kishtwar
Kishtwar
Kishtwar (India)
Coordinates: 33°19′N 75°46′E / 33.32°N 75.77°E / 33.32; 75.77Coordinates: 33°19′N 75°46′E / 33.32°N 75.77°E / 33.32; 75.77
Country India
Union territory Jammu and Kashmir
DistrictKishtwar
Elevation
1,638 m (5,374 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total14,865
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu
 • SpokenKashmiri is spoken by Muslims.
Kishtwari, a dielect of Kashmiri, is spoken by Hindus.
Bhoti is another local dialect
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK17
Websitewww.kishtwar.nic.in

Kishtwar is a municipality in the Kishtwar District of the Jammu region in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.[1]

History[edit]

Kishtwar is first referred to in the Rajatarangini by the ancient name Kashthavata.[2][3] during the reign of Raja Kalsa of Kashmir (1063–1089), when "Uttamaraja", the ruler of Kashthavata visited the court of the Kashmir King in company with several other hill chiefs to pay their respects to the Raja.[citation needed]

Kishtwar merged with the State of Jammu and Kashmir in 1821, A.D.[citation needed] With the passage of time Kishtwar became a Tehsil of the Udhampur district and remained so until 1948, when it became part of the newly created District Doda in the wake of first re-organization of the state during the post-independence period.

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Kishtwar[4]
Religion Percent
Islam
69.21%
Hinduism
29.59%

As of 2011 India census Kishtwar had a population of 14,865. Males constitute 63% of the population and females 37%. Kishtwar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the Indian national average: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 42%. In Kishtwar, 11% of the population is under six years of age. The main language spoken here by the Muslims is [[Kashmiri]] and local Hindus of Kishtwar speak a local dialect of Kashmiri language called [[Kashtwari]].[5] The dominant religion in Kishtwar is Islam with 69.21% population Muslims following Hinduism with second largest religion with 29.59% as Hindus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Kishtwar".
  2. ^ "Kishtewar".
  3. ^ Development Institute, MSME. "Brief Industrial Profile of Kishatwar District" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Kishtwar District Religion Census 2011". 1 January 2011.
  5. ^ Kashmiri, Ethnologue, retrieved 14 July 2018.