is a district in Jammu and Kashmir
. The town of Udhampur
is the headquarters of this district.
The 2001 census indicates the population of the district to be 743,509. There are 871 females for every 1000 males in the district. The overall literacy rate is 54.16%, with 66.43% for males and 39.89% for females. The majority of the population of the district practice Hinduism. The majority are Dogras
in this district. There are a large number of nomadic Gujjars
present in the district as well. Hindus are 542,593, Muslims 190,112 (25.56%).
The major languages spoken in the district are Dogri
, and Kashmiri
The Vaishno Devi shrine
is a very important shrine for the Hindus and the most famous tourist attraction of this district. Patnitop and Sudh Mahadev are also very famous tourist places.
Major attractions in Udhampur city include Gole Market, Devika Ghats, Jakahni Park, Ramnagar chowk (Pandav mandir nd Kachalu), Salain Talab, Main Bazar and now Railway Station as well.
Temperature varies considerably in the various parts of Udhampur District, as the altitude ranges from 600 m to 3,000 m above the sea level. The Chenab, Ans, Tawi and Ujh are the main rivers. The district is rich in minerals such as coal
Udhampur district comprises seven tehsils:
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