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Khetri fort
Khetri fort
khetadi, Copper
Khetri is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°59′N 75°48′E / 27.98°N 75.8°E / 27.98; 75.8Coordinates: 27°59′N 75°48′E / 27.98°N 75.8°E / 27.98; 75.8
Country India
 • BodyKhetri Municipality and Gothra panchayat
484 m (1,588 ft)
 • Total18,209(Khetri) + 16,933(Khetri Nagar) as per 2,011 census of india
 • OfficialHindi, Marwadi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code01593
Vehicle registrationRJ53

Khetri Nagar is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of the Shekhawati region. Khetri is actually two towns, "Khetri Town" founded by Raja Khet Singhji Nirwan and "Khetri Nagar" which is about 10 km away from Khetri. Khetri Nagar, well known for its Copper Project, was built by and is under the control of Hindustan Copper Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Government of India. Khetri Nagar is also very well known with name of 'Copper'.Ther are many attached village near khetri nagar like Manota Khurd the people of this village was employed in mines.Khetri is full of heritage, diversity.People of various religions live with mutual cooperation and harmony here . Today this adorable part of India is backward due to lack of development works.Khetri is a Town and Tehsil in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan state in India. Total number of villages in this Tehsil is 106. Khetri Tehsil sex ratio is 914 females per 1000 of males.Average literacy rate of Khetri Tehsil in 2011 were 72.51% in which, male and female literacy were 85.58% and 58.39% respectively.


Khetri is located at 27°59′N 75°48′E / 27.98°N 75.8°E / 27.98; 75.8.[1] It has an average elevation of 484 metres (1587 feet). The name of the mountain in Khetri is Bhopalgarh.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Khetri had a population of 17,377. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Khetri has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 56%. In Khetri, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Khetri fort

Khetri fort was built in 1754 by the Shekhawat raja, Bhopal Singh (Raja Shri Bhopal Singh Shekhawat Ji Saheb Bahadur).[3]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khetri
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Dundlod, Harnath Singh (1970). The Sheikhawats and Their Lands. Jaipur: Raj Educational Printers. p. 122. OCLC 309570.

Khetri mines owned by the Hindustan copper Ltd. This mine was started over 2000 years ago. Khetri copper complex mines Rajasthan India. The region is highly contaminated by copper with higher values in the soil near overburden material and tailings.