District Kangra Highlights of 2011 Census – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Kangra district has the highest number of 3,869 villages among the 12 districts of the state.

Kangra district occupies the 1st rank among the districts in terms of population.

Kangra district occupies the 2nd position in terms of sex ratio among the districts of the state with 1,012 females per 1,000 males as compared to 972 females per 1,000 males of the state average.

Kangra district stands 1st position in terms of its working force having total workers of 675,170 persons against 3,559,422 working persons of the state.

Kangra district stands at 5th positions in terms of decadal population growth (2001-2011) of 12.8 percent persons in comparison to state decadal population growth of 12.9 percent persons.

In terms of density of population per sq.km., Kangra district with 263 persons per sq.km. stands at 5th rank in the state.

Kangra district occupies 1st rank among the districts of the state in terms of the literate population. It has a literate population of 1,152,640 persons.

Kangra district holds the 2nd rank in terms of scheduled tribe population in the state. It has reported 84,564 persons as scheduled tribe.

The economy of Kangra district mainly depends on agriculture. It has returned 303,007 persons as cultivators and holds the 2nd position among the districts of the state

All the in-habited villages of the district enjoy the facility of electricity and potable drinking water.

Kangra district is also known for its attractive tourist destinations. Dharamsala, Kangra Palampur, Baijnath, Jawalamukhi, and Masroor are the famous places of tourist interest in the district.

McLeodganj in Dharamsala is a seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has become a place of international fame since 1966.

The Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dharamsala in Kangra district was established on March 20th, 2009 under the Central University Act 2009(No.25 of 2009) of the Indian Parliament.

Read also: Legendry Personalities of District Kangra

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