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Pratapgarh
Town
Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh
Location in Rajasthan, India
Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh (India)
Coordinates: 24°02′N 74°47′E / 24.03°N 74.78°E / 24.03; 74.78Coordinates: 24°02′N 74°47′E / 24.03°N 74.78°E / 24.03; 74.78
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictPratapgarh
Elevation
491 m (1,611 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total42,079
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
312605
Telephone code01478
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-35
Websitepratapgarh.rajasthan.gov.in

Pratapgarh, is a town in Rajasthan, India. It is the district headquarters of Pratapgarh district the newest district of Rajasthan. Famous for its Thewa art, the city is surrounded by tribal villages. It is famous for its edible jiralun and hing.

History

Main article: Pratapgarh State

Maharana Kumbha ruled Chittorgarh in the 14th century. Due to a dispute with his younger brother Kshemkarn he expelled him from his territory. Kshemkarn's family was a refugee for some time and lived in the Aravali ranges in near south of Rajasthan. In 1514, his son Rajkumar Surajmal became the ruler of Devgarh, and this Raj later came to be known as Pratapgarh Raj. As the environment of Devgarh was not found to be suitable by the royal family, one of the descendants of Raja Surajmal, Rajkumar Pratapsingh started to build a new town near Devgarh in 1698 and named it Pratapgarh.[2]

Geography

Pratapgarh District is a newly constituted district in Rajasthan state. it came into existence on 26 January 2008 as the 33rd district of Rajasthan. Pratapgarh is located at 24.03° N 74.78° E. It has an average elevation of 491 metres (1610 feet). It is said to be the second highest place in Rajasthan after Mount Abu[3]

Topography

The internal part of the city has many narrow streets and some of them are so narrow that it is hard for two bikes to cross each other. In the last decade, the outer parts of the city are developing rapidly. The topography of the area is undulating because of the confluence of three different geological formations; Malwa Plateau, Vindhyachal Hills and Aravali ranges.

Nearby cities include Chhoti Sadri 47 km, and Mandsaur 32 km.

Demographics

As of 2011 Indian Census, Pratapgarh had a total population of 42,079, of which 21,499 were males and 20,580 were females. Population within the age group of 0 to 6 years was 5,154. The total number of literates in Pratapgarh was 31,687, which constituted 75.3% of the population with male literacy of 80.5% and female literacy of 69.9%. The effective literacy rate of 7+ population of Pratapgarh was 85.8%, of which male literacy rate was 92.2% and female literacy rate was 79.2%. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population was 5,344 and 3,459 respectively. Pratapgarh had 8749 households in 2011.[1]


References

  1. ^ a b "Census of India: Pratapgarh". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  2. ^ http://116.50.64.10/pjym/AP_history.htm Archived 2012-07-10 at archive.today
  3. ^ "Pratapgarh's official website".