Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Uttarkashi | type = city | latd = 30.73 | longd = 78.45
state_name = Uttarakhand
district = Uttarkashi
altitude = 1352
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 16,220| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
Uttarkashi is a town in
Uttarakhand, India. It the district headquarters of Uttarkashi District. Uttarkashi is located on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1352 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.
Uttarkashi is located at coord|30.73|N|78.45|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/39/Uttarkashi.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Uttarkashi] ] It has an average elevation of 1,352
metres (4,436 feet).
As of 2001India census[GR|India] , Uttarkashi had a population of 16,220. Males constitute 57% of the population and females 43%. Uttarkashi has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 71%. In Uttarkashi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. It is predominantly inhabited by the BhotiyaJadh people.
* [http://gov.ua.nic.in/uttaranchaltourism/uttarkashi.htm Uttarkashi at Uttaranchal Tourism website]
* [http://www.indnav.com/servlet/Browse?mt=goToName&name=Uttarkashi Uttarkashi City Guide]
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