Sojat
City
Nickname: 
Tamra Nagri
Sojat is located in Rajasthan
Sojat
Sojat
Location in Rajasthan, India
Sojat is located in India
Sojat
Sojat
Sojat (India)
Coordinates: 25°55′N 73°40′E / 25.92°N 73.67°E / 25.92; 73.67Coordinates: 25°55′N 73°40′E / 25.92°N 73.67°E / 25.92; 73.67
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictPali
Government
 • Bodymunicipality
Elevation
257 m (843 ft)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total50,061
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
306104
Telephone code02960
Vehicle registrationRJ-22
Sex ratio989 /

Sojat is a city, a municipality and Tehsil headquarters in Pali district of Rajasthan state. It is situated on the left bank of the Sukri River. It is famous for its mehendi farms and production.

History

There is also a large and famous fort situated on top of one of the hillock. The fort has a big reservoir and several temples.[2]

Geography

Sojat is located at 25°55′N 73°40′E / 25.92°N 73.67°E / 25.92; 73.67.[3] It has an average elevation of 257 metres (843 feet). The whole region lies on the way of "Aravali hills range" which is the oldest hill range in India.

Demographics

As of the 2001 census, Sojat had a population of 50,061 in 9,205 households.[1] The municipality had a sex ratio of 927 females per 1,000 males.[1] Sojat has an average literacy rate of 66.7%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 77.7%, and female literacy is 55.5%. In Sojat, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Pin Code of Sojat is 306104 which comes under pali postal division (Jodhpur Region)[4]

Economy

Sojat is a hub of Mehndi (Henna) cultivation. Due to its favourable climatic conditions and soil, Sojat is the only region in India where henna is grown and are exported worldwide.

Sojat mehndi has now received the Geographical Indication (GI) certificate. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Sub-District Details". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Sojat Fort". Dainik Bhaskar. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sojat
  4. ^ "Pin Code Sojat, Pali, Rajasthan Government".
  5. ^ "GI Tag for Sojat Mehndi". Times of India. Retrieved 25 January 2022.