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Kotdwar or Kotdwara is a town and tahsil in the Pauri Garhwal district of Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated in the south-western part of state and is one of the main entrance points in the state of Uttarakhand.ClimateThe climate of Kotdwar is generally temperate, although it varies from tropical; from hot in summers to severely cold, depending upon the season and the altitude of the specific location. The nearby hilly regions often get snowfall during winter but the temperature in Kotdwar is not known to fall below freezing. Summer temperatures can often reach 43 °C whereas winter temperatures are usually between 4 and 20 °C. During the monsoon season, there is often heavy and protracted rainfall. Kotdwar and other plains areas of Uttarakhand see almost as much rainfall as Coastal Maharashtra. The weather is considered to be good during winter in the hilly regions. Agriculture benefits from fertile alluvial soil, adequate drainage and plentiful rain.DemographicsIndia census, Kotdwar had a population of 1,16,497. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kotdwar has an average literacy rate of 79.63% - higher than the national average of 64.83% - Male literacy is 88%, and female literacy is 70%. In Kotdwara, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.IndustryKotdwar has two major industrial areas, Sidcul and BELMilitary establishmentThe Garhwal Rifles has its base in Lansdowne, approximately 37 km from Kotdwar. Kotdwara also has a cantonment area called Gabbar Singh camp and a combined ECHS polyclinic & CSD complex.
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