Srinagar District

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Srinagar district

Sirinagar
Location of Srinagar District within Jammu & Kashmir union territory
Location of Srinagar District within Jammu & Kashmir union territory
Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°50′E / 34.083°N 74.833°E / 34.083; 74.833Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°50′E / 34.083°N 74.833°E / 34.083; 74.833
Country India
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
HeadquartersSrinagar
Area
 • Total1,979 km2 (764 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,250,173[1]
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Dogri, English[2][3]
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Literacy69.41%
Websitesrinagar.nic.in

Srinagar (Urdu: سرینگر‎) is at the center of the Valley of Kashmir. It is the most populous district in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India and is home to the summer capital (Srinagar) of Jammu and Kashmir (the capital moves to Jammu city in the winter). The largest city is Srinagar. It is also home to the scenic Dal Lake, a popular tourist destination.

Srinagar District is made up of two administrative tehsils: North Srinagar and South Srinagar.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Srinagar District". 24 November 2020.
  2. "The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020" (PDF). The Gazette of India. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. "Parliament passes JK Official Languages Bill, 2020". Rising Kashmir. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.