Location of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir
|Coordinates (Samba, Jammu and Kashmir): Coordinates:|
|Union territory||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Headquarters||Samba, Jammu and Kashmir|
|• Total||1,002 km2 (387 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (820/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||886|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
The district covers Samba town and adjoining tehsils: Vijaypur and village Supwal and Garhwal tehsil of Kathua. The district is separated from the Jammu district by "Purmandal Bridge". Samba is situated on the bank of Basantar River.
According to the 2011 census, Samba District had a population of 318,898, roughly equal to The Bahamas. It is the 568th largest in India (of 640). The district has a population density of 318 inhabitants per square kilometre (820/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade of 2001 to 2011 was 16.9%. Samba has a sex ratio of 886 females for every 1,000 males, and a literacy rate of 82.48%.
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