Jaitaran
city
Jaitaran is located in Rajasthan
Jaitaran
Jaitaran
Location in Rajasthan, India
Jaitaran is located in India
Jaitaran
Jaitaran
Jaitaran (India)
Coordinates: 26°12′N 73°56′E / 26.2°N 73.94°E / 26.2; 73.94Coordinates: 26°12′N 73°56′E / 26.2°N 73.94°E / 26.2; 73.94
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictPali
Government
 • Typelocal self government
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation
Elevation
307 m (1,007 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total22,639
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
306302
Telephone code02939
Vehicle registrationRJ-22
Sex ratio958 /

Jaitaran is a city and a municipality in Pali district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

History

Jaitaran was one of the districts under Jodhpur State. Rao Suja granted Jaitaran to his son, Rao Uda. Uda's descendants are known as Udawats and till 1947, Udawats held major thikanas around Jaitaran, like Raipur, Nimaj, Ras, Lambia. [1] During Maratha raids in Marwar, Holkar found it very difficult to extort money from people around Jaitaran, Sojat and Raipur as they preferred to quit their huts, set fire to them rather than being forced to make any kind of payment. [2]

Geography

Jaitaran is located at 26°12′N 73°56′E / 26.2°N 73.94°E / 26.2; 73.94. It has an average elevation of 307 metres (1007 feet).

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[3] Jaitaran had a population of 22,639. Males constitute 51% (11,564) of the population and females 49% (11,074). Jaitaran has an average literacy rate of 65.15%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 75.2%, and female literacy is 54.7%. In Jaitaran, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

  1. ^ Sehgal, K.K. Rajasthan [district Gazetteers.: Pali], p. 2, at Google Books
  2. ^ Parihar, Dr. G.R. Marwar and the Marathas 1724-1843 AD at Google Books
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.