Nowshera, Jammu and Kashmir

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Nowshera Tehsil ({{lang-ur|){تحصیل نووشرا }) is a town and a notified area committee in Rajouri District in Jammu and Kashmir.

Demographics[change | change source]

Central Sikh Gurudwara Nowshera

Religion in Nowshera Town (2011)[1]

  Islam (75.49%)
  Sikhism (15.03%)
  Hinduism (8.58%)
  Christianity (0.81%)
  Buddhism (0.02%)
  Jainism (0.02%)
  Not Stated (0.06%)

As of 2011 India census,[2] The total population of Nowshera town is 8,435.The town comprises 1500 houses and 225 shops and spreads on 1144 acre of land. It is situated on the north side of the fertile valley Nowshera about 300 ft above the right bank of Tawi river. The town is 124 km from Jammu and 45 km from Rajouri. It is tehsil headquarters and growth center of district. Presently, Nowshera tehsil comprises 58 villages. The total population of tehsil is about 62,000. Out of which more than 50% population is living below poverty line. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nowshera has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 68% : male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 76%. In Nowshera, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Religious places in Nowshera are Mangla Devi Mandir, Mangla Mata Mandir, Ancient Jamia Masjid, Central Gurdwara of Sikhs, Jamia-e-Nowshera Masjid, Qila Darhal and other Sufi shrines and gurdwaras among which Central Gurdwara of Sikhs is near to the city. The Hindu Mangla Mata Devi Mandir is located near the border which reveres the local ancient Hindu deity Mangla Mata. The Jamia Masjid is also located in the centre of the city. [3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nowshera Town Population". Census India. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  2. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  3. "Government Degree College Nowshera". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.