District Guide

Pauri Garhwal District
Location Area (sq km) Altitude (m) Population Pin Code STD Code Head Quarter
29°48'0"N
78°44'24"E
5399 1814 697078 246188 01368 Uttarakhand,India

Mostly rural settings in Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, Pauri Garhwal district provides majestic view of snow capped Himalayan peaks, scenic valleys, twisty rivers, dense forests and rich culture. With total area of 5230 square kilometers, topography of Pauri Garhwal varies from Kotdwara, Bhawar or the foothills of Tarai to 3,000 meters high Dhanaulti which is covered by snow during winter season. Tourists get enchanted with the panoramic view of snow bound peaks like Bandar Poonch, Swarga-Rohini, Jonli, Gangotri Group, Jogin Group, Thalaiya-Sagar, Kedarnath, Kharcha Kund, Sumeru, Satopanth, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Ghoriparvat, Hathiparvat, Nandadevi and Trishul. The highest stadium ground in Asia, Rasni stadium, is in Pauri of Pauri Garhwal district. The one and only Rahu temple in whole India is in Paithani of Pauri Garhwal district.

Pauri Garhwal District – Administrative setup

Pauri Garhwal district is connected to Almora and Nainital in its east, Rudraprayag and Chamoli in the North, Haridwar and Binjor district of Uttarpradesh in the west and Dehradun and Tehri Garhwal in the South.  There are total 9 tehsils and 15 development blocks in Pauri Garhwal district. Major occupation of Pauri Garhwal is agriculture. Military and teaching jobs are major employments of young locals. There are no major industries in Pauri Garhwal due to the geographical constraints. Major exportable items of district Pauri Garhwal are light weight concrete block and purlight tiles concrete tiles. The potential areas of service industries in the district are ecoturism, hotel, transportations and tours and travels.

There are 70 allopathic hospitals with 1200 beds and 60 ayurvedic hospitals with no bed in Pauri Garhwal. 5 community health centers, 10 primary health centers, 22 additional primary health centers and 3 prasovatar centers serve general people’s health needs. Srinagar, Pauri and Kotdwar of Pauri Garhwal district are major education centers. Pauri Garhwal has 1823 primary schools, 396 middle schools, 382 secondary/senior secondary schools, 8 colleges and 1 technical university to provide education to its population.

Population of Pauri Garhwal District

According to the national census 2011, Pauri Garhwal district has a total population of 687,271 with 360,442 female and 326,829 male where the child population aged 0-6 is 83,901 with 39,846 girls and 44,055 boys. The urban population is 16.40% of the total population, 112,703 in number. 83.60% of the population is rural, 574,568 in number.

82.02% people in Pauri Garhwal are literate.

Total Area

5,329 Sq. Km.

     

Particulars

Total

Female

Male

Remarks

Population

687,271

360,442

326,829

Growth rate: -1.41% change as of 2001

Sex ratio

1103 women per 1000 men

Literate population

494,889

232,741

262,148

Literacy rate (%)

82.02

72.60

92.71

Child population (age 0-6)

83,901

39,846

44,055

12.21% of total

Child sex ratio

904 girls per 1000 boys

Urban Population

112,703

53,903

58,800

16.40% of total

Urban sex ratio

917 women per 1000 men

Urban literate population

90,331

41,538

48,793

Urban Literacy rate (%)

90.36

86.51

93.91

Urban Child population (age 0-6)

12,731

5888

6843

11.64% of total

Urban Child sex ratio

860 girls per 1000 boys

Rural population

574,568

306,539

268,029

83.60% of total

Rural sex ratio

1144 women per 1000 men

Rural literate population

404,558

191,203

213,355

Rural Literacy rate (%)

80.37

70.15

92.43

Rural Child population (age 0-6)

71,170

33,958

37,212

13.88% of total

Rural Child sex ratio

913 girls per 1000 boys

Proportion to Uttarakhand Population

6.81%

Dhari Devi Temple

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Pauri Garhwal District | PLACES TO SEE

  • Kandoliya: Kandoliya is a beautiful place 2Km away from the headquarter Pauri Read more »

Pauri Garhwal District | PLACES

  • Doodhatoli: Through dense forest to reach 3,100 meters high Doodhatoli of Pauri Garhwal district you will have to trek 24Km from Thalisain. Beautiful in itself throughout the trek Read more »

Pauri Garhwal District | Tourism

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