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Jhunjhunu district
Mandawa Fort
Location of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan
Location of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan
Coordinates (Jhunjhunu): 75°01′N 76°04′E / 75.02°N 76.06°E / 75.02; 76.06 - 27°23′N 28°19′E / 27.38°N 28.31°E / 27.38; 28.31
Country India
StateRajasthan
DivisionJaipur
HeadquartersJhunjhunu
Tehsils1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Chirawa, 3. Buhana, 4. Khetri, 5. Nawalgarh, 6. Udaipurwati 7.Malsisar 8. Surajgarh
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesJhunjhunu[2]
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Mandwa, 3. Pilani, 4. Nawalgarh, 5. Khetri, 6. Udaipurwati, 7. Surajgarh[3]
Area
 • Total5,928 km2 (2,289 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,137,045[1]
 • Urban
22.89 percent
Demographics
 • Literacy74.72
 • Sex ratio950
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysState Highway 8
Websitejhunjhunu.rajasthan.gov.in

Jhunjhunu district is a district of the Indian state Rajasthan in northern India. The city of Jhunjhunu is the district headquarters.

District location

The district falls within Shekhawati region, and is bounded on the northeast and east by Haryana state, on the southeast, south, and southwest by Sikar District, and on the northwest and north by Churu District.

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901341,572—    
1911369,081+0.78%
1921353,140−0.44%
1931405,519+1.39%
1941491,003+1.93%
1951588,736+1.83%
1961719,650+2.03%
1971929,230+2.59%
19811,211,583+2.69%
19911,582,421+2.71%
20011,913,689+1.92%
20112,137,045+1.11%
source:[4]
Religions in Jhunjhunu district (2011)[5]
Religion Percent
Hindus
89.17%
Muslims
10.68%
Other or not stated
0.15%

According to the 2011 census Jhunjhunu district has a population of 2,137,045,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Namibia[7] or the US state of New Mexico.[8] This gives it a ranking of 214th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 361 inhabitants per square kilometre (930/sq mi).[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.81%.[6] Jhunjhunun has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 74.72%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 16.88% and 1.95% of the population respectively.[6]

Languages

Languages in Jhunjhunu district (2011)[9]

  Rajasthani (83.92%)
  Hindi (10.03%)
  Marwari (3.42%)
  Urdu (1.70%)
  Others (0.93%)

Shekhawati a dialect of Rajasthani Language and Hindi are mainly spoken languages. The language blends into Haryanvi along the Haryana border.

Places of interest

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Industries

Famous copper mines are situated in the Khetri tehsil of the district. The Khetri Copper Complex of Hindustan Copper Limited is situated at a distance of 10 km from the Khetri town.[11] It is the largest copper mine in India. It also has by-products i.e. sulphuric acid, fertilizer etc.

Education

Notable people

See also

[16]==References==

  1. ^ "2011 Census of India: Jhunjhunu district".
  2. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies of Rajasthan" (PDF). 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies of Jhunjhunu district" (PDF). gisserver1.nic.in. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901". Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Table C-01 Population By Religion - Rajasthan". census.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Handbook 2011 - Jhunjhunu" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Namibia 2,147,585
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  9. ^ "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Rajasthan". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  10. ^ https://mahansar-fort-heritage-hotel.business.site/
  11. ^ "Hindustan Copper Limited".
  12. ^ "Param vir Chakra winners since 1950 | India News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  13. ^ "Jhunjhunu army jawan, Chhatrapal Singh, martyred in Jammu and Kashmir". The PinkCity Post. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  14. ^ ANI (7 April 2020). "Mortal remains of paratrooper Chhtrapal Singh brought to Jhunjhunu". Business Standard India. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  15. ^ Saini, Vishwanath (6 April 2020). "छत्रपाल सिंह : 1997 में जन्म, 2015 में आर्मी ज्वाइन, 2018 में बने कमांडो, 2020 में LOC पर शहीद". hindi.oneindia.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  16. ^ <src="https://books.google.co.in/books?id=ffR1CwAAQBAJ&newbks=0&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1&output=embed">

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