Nagaur (Nāgaur) district
Jain Temple, Ladnu
Location of Nagaur (Nāgaur) district in Rajasthan
Country India
StateRajasthan
DivisionAjmer
HeadquartersNagaur
TehsilsNagaur, Khinvsar, Mundwa, Jayal, Merta City, Degana, Didwana, Ladnun, Parbatsar, Makrana, Nawa, Kuchaman City
Area
 • Total17,718 km2 (6,841 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,307,743
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Nagaur district is one of the 33 districts of the state of Rajasthan in western India. Panchayati Raj was introduced here. It is the fifth largest district in Rajasthan and the Area of the district is 17,718 km2. The city of Nagaur is the district headquarters.

Geography

Nagaur District is situated between 26°25' & 27°40' North Latitude & 73°.10' & 75°.15' East Longitude. The district is bounded by Bikaner District to the northwest, Churu District to the north, Sikar District to the northeast, Jaipur District to the east, Ajmer District to the southeast, Pali District to the south, and Jodhpur District to the southwest and west. The district lies in the Marwar region of Rajasthan, in the Northwestern thorn scrub forests belt surrounding the Thar Desert. The Aravalli Range extends across the southeastern portion of the district, and the saline Sambhar Lake, India's largest salt lake and Rajasthan's largest lake, lies at the southwestern corner of the district, straddling the boundary with Jaipur District. Kheduli is a historic palace where pupil of Khawaja Moiniddin Chisti Hamiduddin Nagouri lived for 10 years and located on the railway line of Jaipur-Jodhpur.

Tehsils

The district consists 13 Main tehsils. These are Nagaur, Khinvsar, Jayal, Merta City, Degana, Didwana, Ladnun, Parbatsar, Makrana, Kuchaman City, Nawa, Mundwa, all of these 12 are Sub-divisions also. There are 11 blocks and 1607 villages in the district. Charbhujanath temple and meera bai mandir situated at mertacity which is known as the birthplace of bhakta Shiromani Meerabai.

Demographics

Religions in Nagaur District (2011)[1]
Religion Percent
Hindus
85.66%
Muslims
13.74%
Other or not stated
0.60%

According to the 2011 census Nagaur district has a population of 3,307,743,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Uruguay[3] or the US state of Connecticut.[4] This gives it a ranking of 102nd in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 187 inhabitants per square kilometre (480/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.25%.[2] Nagaur has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 64.08%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 21.2% and 0.3% of the population respectively.[2]

Languages

Languages in Nagaur District (2011)[5]

  Rajasthani (81.09%)
  Marwari (14.94%)
  Hindi (2.05%)
  Urdu (1.71%)
  Others (0.21%)
Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901524,217—    
1911559,111+0.65%
1921487,462−1.36%
1931568,434+1.55%
1941656,377+1.45%
1951763,829+1.53%
1961934,948+2.04%
19711,262,157+3.05%
19811,628,669+2.58%
19912,144,810+2.79%
20012,775,058+2.61%
20113,307,743+1.77%
source:[6]

Tourism

Nagaur Fort
Nagaur Fort
Dadhimati Mata Temple in Nagaur district, Rajasthan.
Dadhimati Mata Temple in Nagaur district, Rajasthan.

References

  1. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community (Rajasthan)". Census India.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Uruguay 3,308,535 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Connecticut 3,574,097
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  7. ^ a b "Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort". Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Aga Khan Development Network. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  8. ^ a b Abraham, Melissa. "India's Vibrant Cultural Heritage Comes to Life at Nagaur Fort". The Getty Iris. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  9. ^ Rol Urs Mela nagaur.rajasthan.gov.in[verification needed]

Coordinates: 27°12′N 73°44′E / 27.200°N 73.733°E / 27.200; 73.733