Uttar Kashi, Barahhaat
Location in Uttarakhand, India
1451 km2claimed by China
|o Total||8,016 km2 (3,095 sq mi)|
|o Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Uttarkashi District is a district of Garhwal division of the Uttarakhand state in northern India, and has its headquarters at Uttarkashi city. It has six Tehsils namely Barkot, Dunda, Bhatwadi, Chinyali Saur, Purola and Mori.
Uttarkashi District town lies high in the Himalaya range, and the district contains the source of both the Ganges from Gangotri and Yamuna from Yamunotri rivers, which attract thousands of Hindu pilgrims. The town lies on the main route to Gangotri, has many Hindu temples, and is also considered an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. The district is bounded on the north by Himachal Pradesh state, on the northeast by Tibet, on the east by Chamoli District, on the southeast by Rudraprayag District, on the south by Tehri Garhwal District, and on the west by Dehradun District. Uttarkashi means North Kashi. It's one of the favorite place of Lord Shiva call this Kashi Biswanaath..
According to the 2011 census Uttarkashi district has a population of 330,086, roughly equal to the nation of Belize. This gives it a ranking of 567th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 41 inhabitants per square kilometre (110/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.75%. Uttarkashi has a sex ratio of 959 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 75.98%.
Belize 321,115 July 2011 est.