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Kupwara District, Jammu Kashmir

Kupwara District is located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It shares a long border with Pakistan administered Kashmir in its north and western side and is totally enclosed by Baramulla district on the other side.The district is endowed with rich dense forests. The river ‘kishenganga’ originating from the Himalayas flow through the outer areas of the district from east to west. Kupwara district has 3 tehsils: Handwara, Karnah and
Kupwara.

This district consists of 11 blocks: Sogam, Tangdar, Teetwal, Ramhal, Kupwara, Rajwar, Kralpora, Langate, Wavoora, Trehgam and Kalaroos. Each block consists of a number of panchayats. Most of the people depend on agriculture and business is growing feasiblely.(BRGF).

A majority of the people are Muslims while there is a small community of Sikhs in both Kupwara and Handwara tehsils(means talukaor mandal). Kashmiris are the major ethnic group and speak the Kashmiri language.

Education:

Kupwara has a literacy rate of 64.51%. The district has got 05 colleges, 30 Higher Secondary Schools and 2000 educational institutions. [ Govt Degree College, Kupwara] is the largest college in the district with total enrollment exceeding10,000. New private English medium schools are also creeping up . Education has become common in modern times. The district has produced some role models in every field. Development is in
full swing in main town Kupwara.