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Geographic location

District Pauri Garhwal which is surrounded by the districts of Chamoli, Almora, Nainital, Bijnor, Haridwar, Dehradun, Rudraprayag and Tehri Garhwal, offers a panoramic view of the great Himalayas form its towns and villages. The majestic Himalaya and its mountain range can be seen from anywhere in the district. The Pauri City which is situated at an altitude of 1814 Mts. above the sea-level on the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills is the headquarters of the District Pauri Garhwal and the Garhwal Division. Headquarters of all Govt. departments are located in the city Pauri. District Pauri has been identified as the basic coordination unit for planning and administration of Health.

Socio-demographic profile of the Pauri

The District has Nine Tehsil and 15 Blocks. The district administrative divisions comprise of development blocks. 118 Nayay Panchyat,1208 Gram Sabha 3473 revenue villages and six towns. 59.19 percent of villages in the district have a population size of less than 500. The density of population is 129 persons per square kilometres. The Total population of the district according to the 2011 census was 6.86 lakhs.The scheduled caste population varies between 13-17 percent. The sex ratio of population was 1103 females per 1000 males while it was 963 for the state as a whole. The overall literacy level of pauri was higher (82.59) than the state literacy rate of 79.6 percent. As expected, female literacy level was lower than male literacy level in the district, In regard to caste, 96.61 percent of the population was Hindus and 15.53 percent households belonged to SC/ST caste groups. About 46 percent of population resides in Pucca households and 61 percent households have access to tap water.

District profile of the Pauri

Sr.No. Background Characteristic Number % of Total
1 Geographic Area (in Sq Kms) 3689 -
2 Number of Blocks 15 -
3 Number of Tehsils 9 -
4 No of Villages (2011 Census) 3473 -
5 Total Population(2011)






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7 Sex Ratio(F/M* 1000)

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