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Ladakh Population 2023

Ladakh is a union territory in the northern region of India. Until 2019, Ladakh was a region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, on 31 October 2019, It became a union territory. It’s the largest and the second least populous union territory of India. As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Ladakh in 2011 is 290,492 (2.90 Lakhs)

Census 2011-2021

Ladakh has a population growth rate during 2011-2021 of 0.51%. Its estimated population in 2021 is 2.97 Lakhs*.

Population of Ladakh in 2023 – 3 Lakh (Approx)
LadakhCensus 2011
Total Population274,289  (2.74 Lakhs)
Male Population156,756
Female Population117,533
Total Area59,146  km2 
Area Rank12th
Population Density4.6/km2
Population Rank35th
Average Literacy (%)74.25%
Sex Ratio750
Capital CityLeh
Formation31 Oct 2019

Source: Census 2011 &  Estimates

Top Cities in Ladakh by Population

The largest town in Ladakh is Leh, followed by Kargil, each of which headquarters a district i.e Leh & Kargil.

List of Districts in Ladakh

As of 2021, there are 2 Districts in Ladakh. 

#DistrictPopulation (2011)Area (km²)Density (/km²)
Population of Ladakh 2023 | Districts in Ladakh