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Bharatpur District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The town of Bharatpur is the District Headquarters and Divisional Headquarters. Bharatpur District is a part of National Capital Region of India.It was the only independent princely state during British rule in India.They fought 13 back to back war with British and won all even queen Victoria herself signed a treaty favouring jats and declared Bharatpur a independent state

Bharatpur district
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan
Area
 • Total5,066 km2 (1,956 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,548,462
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Location of Bharatpur in Rajasthan: Number 30 on the eastern edge.


HistoryEdit

When Bharatpur was a princely state, it was the only political entity ever to have a chartreuse colored flag.[1]

The first person to top the state board with first position and the first I.A.S officer from the district was Deepak Trivedi, a 1985 batch officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.

GeographyEdit

The district has an area of 5,066 km2. It is bounded by NUH district of Haryana on the north, Mathura and Agra districts of Uttar Pradesh on the east, and the district of Dholpur on the south, Karauli on the southwest, Dausa on the west and Alwar district in the north-west.

Three rivers, the Ban Ganga, Rooparel, and Gambhir, cross the district. The Ban Ganga originates in Jaipur District, passes through Dausa and Bharatpur districts to meet the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh. The Gambhir River starts from Pachana Dam of Karauli District, and meets the Ban Ganga in Bayana Tehsil. The Rooparel River starts from hills of Alwar District and enters the district in Kaman Tehsil.

DivisionsEdit

Bharatpur District has ten revenue subdivisions and eleven tehsils. They have the same names and borders, except that Weir Subdivision is divided into Weir Tehsil and Bhusawar Tehsil. The other ten tehsils are: Bayana, Bharatpur, Deeg, Kaman, Kumher, Nadbai, Nagar, Pahari, Uchchain and Roopwas (Rupbas).[2]

Bharatpur District: Revenue Scheme[2]
Subdivision Land Record
Circles (ILRCs)
Patwar Circles Villages
Occupied
Villages
Abandoned
Villages
Total
Bayana 6 51 181 16 197
Bharatpur 6 57 185 21 206
Deeg 8 56 130 12 142
Kaman 6 46 119 13 132
Kumher 5 47 128 7 135
Nadbai 5 47 121 4 125
Nagar 6 49 166 9 175
Pahari 5 43 135 4 139
Roopwas 5 49 148 16 164
Weir 5 51 154 8 162
Uchchain

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Bharatpur District
Religion Percent
Hindus
84.09%
Muslims
14.57%

In the 2011 census, the Bharatpur District had a population of 2,549,121,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[4] or the US state of Nevada.[5] This gave it a ranking of 166th among districts of India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district had a population density of 503 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,300/sq mi).[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.32%.[3] Bharatpur had a sex ratio of 877 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 71.16%.[3]

YearPop.±% p.a.
1901597,736—    
1911547,233−0.88%
1921483,536−1.23%
1931493,852+0.21%
1941574,192+1.52%
1951604,896+0.52%
1961785,805+2.65%
19711,029,930+2.74%
19811,298,278+2.34%
19911,650,724+2.43%
20012,100,020+2.44%
20112,548,462+1.95%
source:[6]

CultureEdit

Notable personalitiesEdit

Points of interestEdit

Bharatpur District is famous for Keoladeo National Park, a major wintering area for migratory birds. Established as a duck-hunting reserve by the Maharajas of Bharatpur, it was known as the best duck shooting resort in the British Empire. The site was declared a bird sanctuary in 1956 and later upgraded to National Park. UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. Keoladeo National Park attracts 364 species of birds, including many from India, but also from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Siberia, China and Tibet, including the rare Siberian crane. As the monsoons arrive and the wetlands and marshes start to fill with water, birds start pouring into the park.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baratpur—Indian Princely State—the only political entity ever to have a chartreuse colored flag: Archived 11 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Administrative Setup". Bharatpur District. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Kuwait 2,595,62
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nevada 2,700,551
  6. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

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