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A haveli in Mandawa
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 28°03′N 75°09′E / 28.05°N 75.15°E / 28.05; 75.15Coordinates: 28°03′N 75°09′E / 28.05°N 75.15°E / 28.05; 75.15
316 m (1,037 ft)
 • Total23,335 (Males−11,682 Females−11,653[1]
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationRJ-18

Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region.[2] Mandawa is located at 28°03′N 75°09′E / 28.05°N 75.15°E / 28.05; 75.15.[3] It has an average elevation of 316 metres (1036 ft).


A water well near Mandawa
A water well near Mandawa

The City of Mandawa[4] was made a thikana in the middle of the 18th century. There have been earlier references to Mandu Jat as the founder of the Mandawa village. He first established a Dhani (hamlet) and dug a well here, which was completed on savan badi 5 samvat 1797 (1740 AD) (source – Shekhawati Bodh, Mandawa special issue, July 2005). Initially, this place was known as ‘Mandu ki dhani’, ‘Mandu ka bas’ or ‘Manduwas’ which changed to ‘Manduwa’, ‘Mandwa’ and finally ‘Mandawa’.


As of 2001 India census,[5] Mandawa had a population of 20,717. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mandawa has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 45%. In Mandawa, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also


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  2. ^ inbaisnews (9 December 2021). "Shekhawati region: History, geography, education, culture". Inbais. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mandawa
  4. ^ Sharma, C. L. (1993). Ruling elites of Rajasthan: a changing profile. M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  5. ^ "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.