Jhalawar district
Gagron Fort from the Kali Sindh River in Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India
Gagron Fort from the Kali Sindh River in Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India
Location of Jhalawar district in Rajasthan
Location of Jhalawar district in Rajasthan
Coordinates: 24.597349, 76.160980
Country India
StateRajasthan
HeadquartersJhalawar city
DivisionKota
Area
 • Total6,928 km2 (2,675 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,411,129
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Jhalawar district is one of the 33 districts of Rajasthan state in western India. The historical city of Jhalawar is the administrative headquarters of the Jhalawar district. The district is bounded on the northwest by Kota district, on the northeast by Baran district, on the east by Guna district of Madhya Pradesh state, on the south by Rajgarh district and Agar district of Madhya Pradesh state and on the west by Ratlam district and Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh state. The district occupies an area of 6219 km². The district is part of Kota division. To know more about Jhalawar City

Origin of name

The name of the district is derived from the erstwhile princely state of Jhalawar (which literally means the abode of the Jhalas, a Rajput clan).

History

The territory of the present district belonged to the princely state of Jhalawar till India's independence in 1947.

Geography

The district lies in the Hadoti region in southeast Rajasthan, on the edge of Malwa Plateau. The Kali Sindh River flows northward through the center of the district.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Jhalawar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Divisions

The district is divided into eight sub-divisions by the government of Rajasthan [3]

Tehsils

There are 12 tehsil headquarters in Jhalawar district.[4] The tehsils of district are:

Demographics

Religions in Jhalawar district (2011)[5]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
92.11%
Islam
6.81%
Jainism
0.88%
Other or not stated
0.20%

According to the 2011 census Jhalawar district has a population of 1,411,129,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland[6] or the US state of Hawaii.[7] This gives it a ranking of 349th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 227 inhabitants per square kilometre (590/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.57%.[1] Jhalawar has a sex ratio of 945 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 62.13%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 17.26% and 12.91% of the population respectively.[1]

Languages in Jhalawar district (2011)[8]

  Hindi (44.46%)
  Harauti (20.34%)
  Malvi (18.91%)
  Sondwari (14.24%)
  Others (2.05%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 44.46% of the population spoke Hindi, 20.34% Harauti, 18.91% Malvi and 14.24% Sondwari as their first language.[8]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901253,651—    
1911301,449+1.74%
1921299,617−0.06%
1931330,140+0.97%
1941374,596+1.27%
1951405,036+0.78%
1961491,872+1.96%
1971623,763+2.40%
1981784,998+2.33%
1991956,971+2.00%
20011,180,323+2.12%
20111,411,129+1.80%
source:[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census Handbook 2011 - Jhalawar" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Blocks/Tehsils/Panchayats". jhalawar.rajasthan.gov.in. Govt of Rajasthan. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Tehsils". jhalawar.rajasthan.gov.in. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Table C-01 Population By Religion - Rajasthan". census.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Swaziland 1,370,424
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Hawaii 1,360,301
  8. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Rajasthan". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  9. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

Coordinates: 24°36′N 76°09′E / 24.600°N 76.150°E / 24.600; 76.150