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Srinagar

Not to be confused with another Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and KashmirSrinagar (श्रीनगर) is municipal board in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.GeographySrinagar is located at. at the left bank of Alaknanda river. It has an average elevation of 560 metres (1,837 feet). It is the largest town in the Garhwal Hills. It is reached by national highway NH58 from Rishikesh, Srinagar is about 100 km from Rishikesh which is the last city on the plains of Uttarakhand and from where the mountains start.DemographicsAt the 2007 India census, Srinagar had a population of 80,000. Males constitute of the population 55 % and females 45%. Srinagar has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 79%. In Srinagar, 18 % of the population is under 6 years. At the 2012 census Srinagar had a population of 1,50,000. Males constituted of the population 52% and females 48%. Srinagar is the largest city in the garhwal hills and now srinagar is included in the largest cities in uttarakhand. Srinagar is also educational city in uttarakhand.GeologySrinagar city mainly rests over the quaternary fluvial terraces of boulders and sand deposited by Alaknanda river. The hard rock under these boulder-sand terraces is the proterozoic phyllite called Pauri Phyllite. This highly fractured Pauri Phyllite of Chandpur Formation (Jaunsar Group) is separated from the quartzite and lime stone of Rudraprayag Formation by the North Almora Thrust (NAT), sometimes also called Srinagar Thrust.
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