Kahnuwan is a Block situated in Gurdaspur district in Punjab. Placed in rural area of Punjab, it is one among the 11 blocks of Gurdaspur district. According to the administration register, the block number of Kahnuwan is 9. The block has 154 villages and there are total 24921 houses in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Kahnuwan's population is 134576. Out of this, 69967 are males while the females count 64609 here. This block has 15468 kids in the age group of 0-6 years. Among them 8429 are boys and 7039 are girls.
Literacy ratio in Kahnuwan block is 68%. 92511 out of total 134576 population is educated here. Among males the literacy ratio is 72% as 50740 males out of total 69967 are literate whereas female literacy ratio is 64% as 41771 out of total 64609 females are educated in this Block.
The dark portion is that illiteracy rate of Kahnuwan block is 31%. Here 42065 out of total 134576 people are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 27% as 19227 males out of total 69967 are illiterate. Among the females the illiteracy rate is 35% and 22838 out of total 64609 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of occupied individual of Kahnuwan block is 45041 whereas 89535 are un-employed. And out of 45041 occupied people 13836 persons are totally reliant on farming.