Nainital district

Nainital district is a district of Uttarakhand state, India. The headquarters is at Nainital.

Nainital district
Nainital Lake
Nickname(s): 
Lake District of India
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°20′N 79°30′E
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DivisionKumaon
HeadquartersNainital
Area
  Total3,860 km2 (1,490 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total954,605
  Rank4(Out of 13 districts in Uttarakhand)
  Density247/km2 (640/sq mi)
Languages
  OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Websitenainital.nic.in

Nainital District is located in Kumaon Division, and is bounded on the north by the Almora District and on the south by the Udham Singh Nagar District. Haldwani is the largest town in the district.

Demographics

Religions in Nainital District
Religion Percent
Hindus
74.82%
Muslims
22.65%
Sikhs
1.82%
Christian
0.53%

According to the 2011 census Nainital district has a population of 954,605.[1] This gives it a ranking of 457th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 225 inhabitants per square kilometre (580/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.2%.[1] Nainital has a sex ratio of 934 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 83.88%.[1]

As of 2001 Indian census, the Nainital district had a population of 762,909, including 655,290 Hindus, 86,532 Muslims, and 16,107 Sikhs.[2]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901182,284    
1911182,016−0.01%
1921155,790−1.54%
1931156,034+0.02%
1941164,244+0.51%
1951188,736+1.40%
1961259,685+3.24%
1971319,697+2.10%
1981441,436+3.28%
1991574,832+2.68%
2001762,909+2.87%
2011954,605+2.27%
source:[3]

Languages

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 79.74% of the population in the district spoke Hindi (including 48.45% Kumaoni and 1.61% Garhwali), 16.62% Urdu, 2.06% Punjabi, 0.63% Nepali and 0.44% Bengali as their first language.[4]

Assembly Constituencies

  1. Lalkua
  2. Bhimtal
  3. Nainital (SC)
  4. Haldwani
  5. Kaladhungi
  6. Ramnagar

References

  1. "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. "India 2001 Census Nainital Data Sheet" (PDF). 2001 India Census. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  3. Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  4. 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue


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