Location of Kupwara District within Jammu and Kashmir state
Kupwara District is located in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Kupwara district has 3 tehsils: Handwara, Karnah and Kupwara.
This district consists of 11 blocks: Sogam, Tangdar, Teetwal, Ramhal, Kupwara, Rajwal, Kralpora, Langate, Wavoora, Trehgam and Kalaroo. Each block consists of a number of panchayats.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Kupwara one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the three districts in Jammu and Kashmir currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Kupwara district has a population of 875,564, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Delaware. This gives it a ranking of 470th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 368 inhabitants per square kilometre (950 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 34.62%. Kupwara has a sex ratio of 843 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.92%.
The People are mostly Kashmiri, and Gujjar along the border with Azad Kashmir.
Kupwara District has 5 assembly constituencies: Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara and Langate.
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Coordinates: 34°31′12″N 74°15′00″E / 34.52000°N 74.25000°E