Pulwama district

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Pulwama District
Pulwama District shown within Jammu & Kashmir state
Pulwama District shown within Jammu & Kashmir state
Pulwama District is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Pulwama District
Pulwama District
Location within Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates: 33°52′25″N 74°53′56″E / 33.873538°N 74.899019°E / 33.873538; 74.899019Coordinates: 33°52′25″N 74°53′56″E / 33.873538°N 74.899019°E / 33.873538; 74.899019
Country India
Union territory Jammu and Kashmir
 • Total1,398 km2 (540 sq mi)
1,630 m (5,350 ft)
 • Total560,440
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Literacy

Pulwama is a district in the Indian Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.


Pulwama district has seven tehsils:[1]

This district consists of five development blocks: Tral, Keller, Pampore, Pulwama and Kakapora.[2] Each block consists of a number of panchayats.


According to the 2011 census Pulwama district has a population of 560,440,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[4] or the US state of Wyoming.[5] This gives it a ranking of 535th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 598 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,550/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.18%.[3] Pulwama has a sex ratio of 913 females for every 1000 males,[3] lower than the national average of 940, and a literacy rate of 65%.,[3] slightly higher than the national average of 64.3%.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Statement showing the number of blocks in respect of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir State including newly Created Districts Archived 2008-09-10 at the Wayback Machine dated 2008-03-13, accessed 2008-08-30
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Wyoming 563,626

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