Srinagar district

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Srinagar district
Location of Srinagar District within Jammu & Kashmir union territory
Location of Srinagar District within Jammu & Kashmir union territory
Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°50′E / 34.083°N 74.833°E / 34.083; 74.833Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°50′E / 34.083°N 74.833°E / 34.083; 74.833
Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
HeadquartersSrinagar
Area
 • Total1,979 km2 (764 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,236,829
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Literacy69.41%
Websitehttp://srinagar.nic.in/

Situated at the center of the Kashmir valley, Srinagar is the second most populous district in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir, after Jammu District, and, is home to the summer capital (Srinagar) of Jammu and Kashmir (The capital moves to Jammu city in the winter).[1] The largest city is Srinagar.

As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Jammu and Kashmir (out of 22), after Jammu.[2]

Administration[edit]

Srinagar district has 2 Sub-Divisions :

  • Srinagar East
  • Srinagar West

7 Tehsils are:

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

This district has 4 Blocks[3]

  • Harwan
  • Qammerwari
  • Khonmoh
  • Srinagar

These blocks consist of a number of panchayats and villages.

Politics[edit]

Srinagar District has 1 parliamentary constituency ie Srinagar and 8 assembly constituencies:

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Srinagar (2011)
Religion Percent
Islam
95.19%
Hinduism
3.44%
Sikhism
0.99%
Christianity
0.22%
Buddhism
0.02%
Jainism
0.01%
Others
0.13%

According to the 2011 census Srinagar district has a population of 1,236,829,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Estonia[5] or the US state of New Hampshire.[6] This gives it a ranking of 381st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 703 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,820/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.56%.[2] Srinagar has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 71.21%.[2]

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 mm) 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[7]

Places of worship[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 census J&K
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ [1], Srinagar District, Jammu and Kashmir.
  4. ^ "ERO's and AERO's". CEO JK. Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Estonia 1,282,963 July 2011 est.
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Hampshire 1,316,470
  7. ^ "Climatological Information for Srinigar, India". Hong Kong Observatory. November 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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