Kirtinagar

Summary

Kirtinagar is a town and a Nagar Panchayat and a Taluk in Tehri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Kirtinagar
town
Kirtinagar is located in Uttarakhand
Kirtinagar
Kirtinagar
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Kirtinagar is located in India
Kirtinagar
Kirtinagar
Kirtinagar (India)
Coordinates: 30°13′N 78°46′E / 30.22°N 78.76°E / 30.22; 78.76Coordinates: 30°13′N 78°46′E / 30.22°N 78.76°E / 30.22; 78.76
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictTehri Garhwal
Population
 (2001)
 • Total1,040
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
249161
Telephone code01378
Vehicle registrationUK
Sex ratio1:1 /[citation needed]
Websiteuk.gov.in

GeographyEdit

Kirtinagar is located at 30°13′N 78°46′E / 30.22°N 78.76°E / 30.22; 78.76.[1] Kirtinagar Taluk contains around 20 villages.[2]

HistoryEdit

Kirtinagar was founded by Garhwal Raja Kirti Shah by the Alaknanda River in response to the destruction by flood of nearby Old Srinagar in 1894.[3]

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2011 Census Kirtinagar has a population of 1,517, of which 41% are females and 10% are children up to 6 years of age. The average literacy rate is 81%, higher than the state average of 79%, with male literacy at 79%, and female literacy at 85%.[4] Over the ten years from 2001, the population has increased hugely, by 46% from 1040, and the proportions of females and children are both slightly down from their earlier 43% and 11% levels. Literacy is up from 76%.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Kirtinagar". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Villages in Kirtinagar Taluk, Tehri Garhwal District, Uttarakhand". Soki.In. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  3. ^ Urbanization in Garhwal Himalaya: A Geographical Interpretation. New Delhi: Surendra Singh M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd. 1 January 1995. ISBN 9788185880693. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Kirtinagar City Population Census 2011 - Uttarakhand". Census 2011 India. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.