Old Bridge over River Chenab at Ramban
Location of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir
|Coordinates (Ramban (Jammu and Kashmir)): Coordinates:|
|Union Territory||Jammu and Kashmir|
|• Total||1,329 km2 (513 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|• Urban||4.16% |
|• Literacy||54.27% |
|• Sex ratio||902|
|• Official||Kashmiri, Dogri, Hindi, English, Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Ramban is one of the 20 districts in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Ramban is located in the lap of the Pir Panjal mountain range. It was carved out of the erstwhile Doda District on 1 April 2007. Ramban town is the district headquarters. The town is located midway between Jammu and Srinagar along the Chenab river in Chenab Valley on National Highway-44, (originally National Highway 1A (India)) approximately 151 km from Jammu and Srinagar.
Ramban District is divided into eight tehsils: Banihal, Ramban, Khari, Rajgarh, Batote, Gool, Pogal Paristan (Ukhral) and Ramsoo.
Each tehsil has its tehsildar, who is the administrative head. The district consisted of 116 census villages and 127 revenue villages in 2001. The total number of panchayat Halqas in the district was 124.
Ramban district is 1,156 metres (3,792 feet) above sea level (on average). The boundary lines of Ramban district encompass hill station Patnitop as its southernmost point, Assar on its eastern edge, Gool to the west, and Banihal to the north. The terrain of district Ramban is tough and hilly. District Ramban shares its boundary with Reasi, Udhampur, Doda, Anantnag and Kulgam.
The climate of the District varies according to altitude. The temperature rises as high as 42 °C in the low-lying areas like Ramban town located in between steep mountains on the banks of river Chenab and drops to sub-zero in the high altitude areas like Sangaldan, Gool, Dhagantop, Asthanmarg, Lalagundi, Budhan,pogal, paristan,Neel. The working season in most of the district is about eight months because of typical weather conditions in the district.
Ramban district has three assembly constituencies: Ramban, Banihal and Gool Arnas.
In the elections in February 2021 for Ramban's District Development Council, Shamshad Begum was elected chairman and Rabiya Beigh was elected vicechairman.
According to the 2011 census, Ramban district has a population of 283,713. roughly equal to the nation of Barbados. This gives it a ranking of 573rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 213 inhabitants per square kilometre (550/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 31.81%. Ramban has a sex ratio of 902 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 54.27%.
Kashmiri, Pogali,Khah, Zundhari,Neeravi and Sirazi are the most widely spoken languages in the district. The other languages spoken here are Urdu, Punjabi, Dogri, and Gojri. Ramban has a Muslim majority, with Muslims constituting about 63% and Hindus constituting about 28% of the population.
|Ramban district: religion, gender ratio, and % urban of population, according to the 2011 Census.|
|Gender ratio (% female)||45.9%||48.1%||38.9%||43.3%||44.2%||33.3%||47.6%||47.3%||47.4%|
(no. of females per 1,000 males)
|Mother tongue code||Mother tongue||People||Percentage|
Tourist activities Sanasar include paragliding, hot air ballooning, trekking, camping, golf, rock climbing and abseiling.
Barbados 286,705 July 2011 est.