, ) is a city and a municipal council
in Udhampur District
in the Indian state
of Jammu and Kashmir
. It serves as the district capital and the Northern Command headquarter of the Indian Army
. A Forward Base Support Unit (FBSU) of the Indian Air Force
is also stationed there. Udhampur is used by the Armed Forces as a transit point between Jammu
when travelling by road (National Highway Number 1A).
The district of Udhampur is located in the Himalayas and the terrain is mostly mountainous. The upper reaches of the district experience snowfall in the winter season. The city of Udhampur is located at in a relatively flatter part of the district at an elevation of 756 metres
) and does not experience any snowfall.
According to the 2001 Indian census
, Udhampur has a population of 59,236. Males constitute 65% of the population and females 35%. The large male percentage is due to the army constituting a large part of the city's population. Udhampur has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 89%, and female literacy is 75%. In Udhampur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Udhampur consists of four tehsils
(administrative districts), namely Udhampur, Ramnagar, Chenani and Majalta.
Udhampur is well connected by road as it is located on National... Read More