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Bharatpur is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Rajasthan with 65 wards. The city is situated 180 km south of India's capital, New Delhi, 178 km from Rajasthan's capital Jaipur, 55 km west of Agra of Uttar Pradesh and 38 km from Mathura of Uttar Pradesh. It is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District and the headquarters of Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan State. Bharatpur is part of National Capital Region (NCR) of India.[1]

Bharatpur

Lohagarh
Laxmi Vilas Palace
Laxmi Vilas Palace
Nickname(s): 
Lohagarh
Bharatpur is located in India
Bharatpur
Bharatpur
Location in Rajasthan, India
Bharatpur is located in Rajasthan
Bharatpur
Bharatpur
Bharatpur (Rajasthan)
Coordinates: 27°13′N 77°29′E / 27.22°N 77.48°E / 27.22; 77.48Coordinates: 27°13′N 77°29′E / 27.22°N 77.48°E / 27.22; 77.48
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictBharatpur
Named forBharat- A historical warrior famous in the area
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyBharatpur Municipal Corporation
Elevation
183 m (600 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total254,846
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, English
 • OtherBraj Bhasha, Mewati
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
321001
Area code(s)(+91) 5644
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-05
Websitehttp://bharatpur.rajasthan.gov.in

The city has an average elevation of 183 metres (600 ft) and is also known as "Lohagarh" and the "Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan".[2]

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Bharatpur
Religion Percent
Hindus
93.30%
Muslims
6.70%

As of 2011 Indian census,[3] Bharatpur district had a population of 2,548,462 of which males are 1,355,726 and females are 1,192,736. Bharatpur has an average literacy rate of 82.13%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 90.41% and female literacy of 72.80%.

PopulationEdit

Population growth through the years
Year Population
1891
43,000
1911
44,000
1941
35,500
1951
37,300
1961
49,800
1971
69,400
1981
105,200
1991
156,900
2001
205,235
2011
252,838
2014
320,559

Source:[4] Source:[5]

Population Growth of Bharatpur City 
CensusPop.
189143,000
191144,000
194135,500
195137,3005.1%
196149,80033.5%
197169,40039.4%
1981105,20051.6%
1991156,90049.1%
2001205,23530.8%
2011252,88323.2%
source:[4]


See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Bharatpur1.com
  • Imperial Gazetteer of India Vol 8, P-73 Bharatpur State
  • R. C. Majumdar, H. C. Raychaudhury, Kalikaranjan Datta: An Advanced History of India, fourth edition, 1978, ISBN 0-333-90298-X, p. 535-36
  • Female infanticide and child marriage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NCR expanded to include Bhiwani, Bharatpur". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Bharatpur – Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan". Archived from the original on 5 October 2013.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ a b "Historical Census of India".
  5. ^ "Census of Bhartpur".