District Shopian at Glance

Shopian is a far flung hilly area and was a part of District Pulwama. It has been given the Status of Hill District on 01-04-2007. A brief description of the dstrict is as follows:

Altitude 2146 mts above sea level Area under fresh 22902 Hectares
Geographical Area 612.87 Rural population 2.50 lacs
Forest area 300 Urban population 0.16 lacs
Cultivated Land (Hectts) 33797 No. of ST population 0.15 lacs
Irrigated Land (Hectts) 12501 No. of BPL population 54800
Total land of the District 76854 Acres No. of Tehsils 07
Total population 2.68 lacs No of Villages 232
Sex Ratio 950 No. of Nayabats 13
Literacy Rate 62.49% No. of Girdawar Circles 13
Area under fruit 26258 Hectares No. of Halqas 43
Area under Dry 3356 Hectares Municipal Committees 01
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Hon'ble Lt. Governor J&K Sh. Manoj Sinha
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District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner/District Collector Faz Lul Haseeb, IAS