Kishtwar the land of saffron, sapphire and shrines was an independent hilly state during the medieval period. Maharaja Gulab Singh, the Dogra ruler of Jammu annexed it in 1821 AD. District Kishtwar was carved out from the erstwhile District Doda during the year 2007-08  when the Chief Minister of state G.N.Azad had taken a historic decision in July 2006 for creation of the new district It has the unique distinction of being one of the biggest districts of the state in area just next to Leh and Kargil districts. Its area is almost one half of the total area of eleven districts of the valley and one third of the area of the Jammu region which too has eleven districts. Population of Kishtwar district is around 2.5lakh. History geography, topography, demography, area and population define the status of a place or region.  Kishtwar is almost mountainous like that of Himachal or Ladakh region. District Kishtwar has its boundaries touching the valleys of Himachal in the south east and Doda on South-West. The entire district is full of mountains, forest and hills. Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs all resides here with amity and brotherhood. The district has four Tehsils namely Marwah, Paddar, Chhatroo and Kishtwar with headquarters at Nauphachi, Atholi, Chhatroo and Kishtwar. An almost entire district receives snowfall during a good winter. Habitation is found even at altitude of 9,500ft. Kishtwar is full of hidden charm, wonderful sites and spots, health resorts, tourist’s locations famous historical and religious places, sacred shrines and monuments.

The erstwhile District Doda comprised of an area of 11691 Sq. Kms. out of which earlier Sub-Division Kishtwar and  now District Kishtwar has an area of 7737 Sq.Km.   The Plateau of Kishtwar is 5300 feet or 1631 meters above sea level. It lies between 75 -25” East longitude & 34 -10” North latitude. Kishtwar town is 234 kilometer from Jammu & 280 kilometers from Srinagar.

An official Census 2011 detail of Kishtwar, a district of Jammu and Kashmir has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir.

In 2011, Kishtwar had population of 230,696 of which male and female were 120,165 and 110,531 respectively. In 2001 census, Kishtwar had a population of 190,843 of which males were 100,235 and remaining 90,608 were females.

TOTAL POPULATION OF THE DISTRICT

 Census Year Rural/Urban Total Population Male Female
1 2 3 4 5
 2011 Total 230696 120165 110531
Rural 215831 111986 103845
Urban 14865 8179 6686

                                                                                            Source: – ORGI- Census 2011

 

PERCENTAGE DECADAL VARIATION IN POPULATION

Decade Jammu & Kashmir State  District Kishtwar
1 3 4
2001-2011 +23.71 + 20.88

Source: – ORGI-Census 2011

 

POPULATION BY RELIGION (2011 CENSUS)

District Muslim Hindus Sikh Buddhists Christian Jain Other Religions group Religion not stated Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Kishtwar 133225 93931 450 2094 277 3 514 202 230696

(Religion wise Population not available)                     Source: ORGI Census 2011   

 

TEHSILWISE POPULATION AS PER CENSUS- 2011

 

 S.No. Name of the Tehsil Households Population Male Female
1 Kishtwar 14661 78005 41124 36881
2 Chatroo 3956 18260 9419 8841
3 Mughal Maidan 5773 25827 13396 12431
4 Marwah 3087 14269 7325 6944
5 Dachhan 2427 12765 6528 6237
6 Warwan 1592 8538 4511 4027
7 Atholi 3900 19734 10341 9393
8 Machail 359 1814 936 878
9 Nagseni 1874 10670 5512 5158
10 Drabshalla 4782 24915 12868 12047
11 Bonjwah 2798 15899 8205 7694
Total 45209 230696 120165 110531

 

BLOCK WISE POPULATION AS PER CENSUS 2011

S.No. Name of the Block Households Population Male Female
1 Drabshalla 4782  24915 12868 12047
2 Inderwal 3956 18260 9419 8841
3 Dachhan 2427 12765 6528 6237
4 Kishtwar 6570 34742 18347 16395
5 Marwah 3087 14269 7325 6944
6 Nagseni 1874 10670 5512 5158
7 Paddar 4259 21548 11277 10271
8 Warwan 1592 8538 4511 4027
9 Mughal Maidan 5773 25827 13396 12431
10 Palmar 1568 8241 4150 4091
11 Bonjwah 2798 15899 8205 7694
12 Trigam 1357 7355 3840 3515
13 Thakrie 2456 12802 6608 6194
Total population (rural) 42499 215831 111986 103845
Total population (urban) 2710 14865 8179 6686
Total 45209 230696 120165 110531

 

 

SCHEDULED TRIBE PUPULATION AS PER CENSUS 2011

Census Year Rural Urban Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2011 19840 18229 38069 49 31 80 19889 18260 38149

  Source: ORGI Census 2011

 

 

WORKING FORCE IN DISTRICT KISHTWAR AS PER CENSUS -2011

 

S.No Category of Working Force Rural Urban Total

(Rural + Urban)

Rural

(F+M)

Total

(R+U)

Urban

(F+M)

Female Male Female Male Female Male
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Main Workers- Agricultural Labourers 913 2653 1 16 914 2669 3566 3583 17
2 Main Workers- Cultivators 4512 14664 6 28 4518 14692 19176 19210 34
3 Main Workers-Household Industry 147 246 2 3 149 249 393 398 5
4 Main Workers –Other Workers 2375 14749 652 3751 3027 18500 17124 21527 4403
5 Marginal Workers- Agricultural Labourers 4503 8179 5 26 4508 8205 12682 12713 31
6 Marginal Workers-Cultivators 11460 8571 8 22 11468 8593 20031 20061 30
7 Marginal Workers-Household Industry 564 206 7 11 571 217 770 788 18
8 Marginal Workers-Other Workers 982 3372 58 282 1040 3654 4354 4694 340
9 Non-Workers 78389 59346 5947 4040 84336 63386 137735 147722 9987

Source: ORGI Census-2011

 

TEHSIL WISE NUMBER OF INHABITED/UN-INHABITED VILLAGES

Name of Tehsil Inhabited Un-inhabited Total
1 2 3 4
Kishtwar 83 1 84
Paddar 32 32
Chatroo 13 13
Marwah 27 27
Total 155 1 156
Number of Forest Block in District Kishtwar  01  (One)

                                                                                                                                                          Source:- DSEO Kishtwar 

TEHSILWISE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS IN DISTRICT KISHTWAR

(AS PER CENSUS-2011)

 

S.No Name of Tehsil Number of House Holds
Rural Urban Total
1 2 3 4 5
1 Atholi (Padder) 4259 0 4259
2 Chatroo 9729 0 9729
3 Kishtwar 21405 2710 24115
4 Marwah 7106 0 7106
  G.Total 42499 2710 45209

Source: – ORGI Census-2011

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