Gia, Leh

Gia or Gya (Wylie: rGya ) is a village in the Leh district of Ladakh in India.[1] It is located in the Leh tehsil, off the Leh–Manali Highway, close to Tso Kar.

Gia

rGya

Gya
Village
Gia Village
Gia
Location in Ladakh
Gia
Gia (India)
Coordinates: 33.280068°N 77.938785°E / 33.280068; 77.938785
CountryIndia
Union territoryLadakh
DistrictLeh
TehsilLeh
Population
 (2011)
  Total658
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Census code894

The village overlooks the Gya river in the Ladakh region, between the Indus river valley and Tanglang La Pass on the Leh-Manali Highway. Accessible from Upshi in the Indus River Valley, the village is located in the gorge created by the River Gya. A Buddhist Gompa with accompanying chortens or stupas is situated above the village and the gorge.

Most of the people are engaged in agriculture adopting organic farming. The village is still protected with its old heritage and culture for which countless tourist love to visit there.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census of India, Gia has 140 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 58.67%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
TotalMaleFemale
Population658301357
Children aged below 6 years873948
Scheduled caste000
Scheduled tribe657301356
Literates335172163
Workers (all)365177188
Main workers (total)1038023
Main workers: Cultivators58508
Main workers: Agricultural labourers000
Main workers: Household industry workers000
Main workers: Other453015
Marginal workers (total)26297165
Marginal workers: Cultivators19664132
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers000
Marginal workers: Household industry workers000
Marginal workers: Others663333
Non-workers293124169

References

  1. "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.