Anantnag Municipal Council And Out Growth, with population of about 1.5 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the most populous municipal council and out growth located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Anantnag municipal council and out growth is 38 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the state. Population density of the city is 3993 persons per km2. There are 41 wards in the city, among them Anantnag Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of about 10 thousand and Fateh Garh (og) Ward No 36 (rural Mdds Code:003735) is the least populous ward with population of 59.

Nearest railway station is Wanpoh Anantnag which is 8 km far from here. Anantnag is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 8 km. District head quarter of the city is Anantnag which is 8 km away. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 54 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 105 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 33°C and minimum temperature goes down to -6°C.

The city is divided into 3 parts, the parts are - Anantnag (M Cl + OG) (Part) (Part 1) and Anantnag (M Cl + OG) (Part) (Part 2) Municipal Council and Out Growths and Anantnag (M Cl) Municipal Council.


The city is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 78 thousand (52%) are male and about 73 thousand (48%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Anantnag municipal council and out growth is 17%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 18 thousand households in the city and an average 9 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Anantnag

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 150,592 150,592 63 553 25,166
Male 77,712 77,335 63 314 13,569
Female 72,880 72,641 0 239 11,597

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 99% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 956.

Religion wise population 2011 - Anantnag

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 150,592 1,605 148,540 256 96 5 2 0 88
Male 77,712 1,496 75,955 139 64 3 1 0 54
Female 72,880 109 72,585 117 32 2 1 0 34

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 938 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 939, and in schedule tribe is 761. There are 855 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city.


Total about 92 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 52 thousand are male and about 41 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Anantnag is 74%. 81% of male and 66% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Anantnag has 29% (about 44 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 42% male and 16% female population are working population. 33% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Anantnag

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 29.2% 19.6% 9.6% 70.8%
Male 41.8% 33.5% 8.3% 58.2%
Female 15.8% 4.9% 10.9% 84.2%