Udhampur

Udhampur

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Description:
Udhampur (Kashmiri, ) 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 and Srinagar when travelling by road (National Highway Number 1A).

Geography

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 (2480 feet) and does not experience any snowfall.

Demographics

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.

Administration

Udhampur consists of four tehsils (administrative districts), namely Udhampur, Ramnagar, Chenani and Majalta.

Transport

  • Road
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