Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Bharatpur is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, 180 km (110 mi) south of India's capital, New Delhi, 178 km (111 mi) from Rajasthan's capital Jaipur, 55 km (34 mi) west of Agra of Uttar Pradesh and 38 km (24 mi) from Mathura of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District and the headquarters of Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan State. Bharatpur is part of National Capital Region of India.[2] The city was the capital of the Bharatpur State. It became a municipal corporation with 65 wards in 2014.[3][4][5][6]

Bharatpur
Lohagarh City
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Top to Bottom : Bharatpur Government Museum, Lohagarh Fort and Keoladeo National Park
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
Founded bySurajmal
Named forBharat- A historical warrior famous in the area
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyBharatpur Municipal Corporation
Elevation
183 m (600 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total252,838
Languages
 • OfficialBraj Bhasha, English, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
321001
Area code(+91) 5644
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-05
Websitehttp://bharatpur.rajasthan.gov.in

Fairs and festivalsEdit

  • Braj Holi Festival
  • Jaswant exhibition and fair during Dussehra
  • Numaish exhibition and fair

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Bharatpur
Religion Percent
Hindus
93.30%
Muslims
3.70%
Sikhs
1.94%
Jains
0.73%
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1891 43,000—    
1911 44,000+2.3%
1941 35,500−19.3%
1951 37,300+5.1%
1961 49,800+33.5%
1971 69,400+39.4%
1981 105,200+51.6%
1991 156,900+49.1%
2001 205,235+30.8%
2011 252,883+23.2%
Source: [7][8]

As of 2011 Indian census,[9] 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%.

Tourist attractionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • 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

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