Jhunjhunu
City
Jhunjhunu
Jhunjhunu
Location in Rajasthan, India
Jhunjhunu
Jhunjhunu
Jhunjhunu (India)
Coordinates: 28°08′N 75°24′E / 28.13°N 75.4°E / 28.13; 75.4Coordinates: 28°08′N 75°24′E / 28.13°N 75.4°E / 28.13; 75.4
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictJhunjhunu
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
 • Jhunjhunu (Lok Sabha constituency)Narendra Kumar (BJP)
 • MLABrijendra Ola (INC)
Elevation
323 m (1,060 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total118,473
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
 • SpokenShekhawati, Marwari & Haryanvi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
333001
Telephone code+91-1592
Vehicle registrationRJ-18
Literacy73.58%
Websitejhunjhunu.rajasthan.gov.in

Jhunjhunu is a city and capital of Jhunjhunu district in the state of Rajasthan. This city is in the northern state of Rajasthan, India and the administrative headquarters of Jhunjhunu District.

Demographics

Religions in Jhunjhunu
Religion Percent
Hindus
55.21%
Muslims
44.46%
Christianity
0.15%
Jainism
0.14%
Sikhism
0.01%
Buddhism
0.01%
other
0.02%

In the 2011 India census, the town of Jhunjhunu had a population of 118,473 and a literacy rate of 73.58%.[1]

History

Jhunjhunu is a very old and historical district, no authentic proof as yet when the city was founded and by whom. It was ruled by Chauhan Rajputs till 15th century. Mohammed Khan defeated Chauhans and conquered Jhunjhunu. It was taken back by Shardul Singh (descendant of Maharao Shekhaji) in 1730. After his death it was devided among his sons.[2]

Transport

Rail

Jhunjhunu comes within the territory of the North Western Railway. Jhunjhunu city is connected through a broadgauge line to Sikar, Rewari, and Delhi. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off two trains to mark the completion of Rs. 260 crore gauge conversion of the 122 km Loharu-Sikar railway line in Rajasthan. Both trains were flagged off by Prabhu through remote control by organising video conferencing between Rail Bhawan, New Delhi and Sikar, Rajasthan. Prabhu pointed out that sufficient funds have been provided in 2015–16 to complete this project, i.e., Jaipur-Ringas-Churu, by March, 2017.[3] Rail service between Jhunjhunu and Delhi (14811/14812) Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sikar Express (bi-weekly) began 2 September 2015.

Road

SH 8 proceeds from Jhunjhunu town to Sikar and connects to NH 52 in Sikar (Gokulpura) but direct way from Jhunjhunu town to Jaipur is via Udaipurwati, Sri Madhopur, Reengus this Super State Highway proceeds from Pilani to Reengus(Sri Madhopur tehsil) via Chirawa, Jhunjhunu, Udaipurwati and Sri Madhopur main city.

Air

The nearest airport to Jhunjhunu city is Jaipur International Airport.

References

  1. ^ "Jhunjhunun City Census 2011". census2011.co.in. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ https://jhunjhunu.rajasthan.gov.in/jankalyan-category-and-entry-type/41/2/2
  3. ^ "Railway Minister flags off new Train on newly build Loharu-Sikar broad gauge line", Rail News (Sept. 1 2015)