Jhunjhunu district

Jhunjhunu district is a district of the Indian state Rajasthan in northern India. The city of Jhunjhunu is the district headquarters.

Jhunjhunu district
Mandawa Fort
Location of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan
Location of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan
Coordinates (Jhunjhunu): 75°01′N 76°04′E / 75.02°N 76.06°E / 75.02; 76.06 - 27°23′N 28°19′E / 27.38°N 28.31°E / 27.38; 28.31
Country India
StateRajasthan
DivisionJaipur
HeadquartersJhunjhunu
Tehsils1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Chirawa, 3. Buhana, 4. Khetri, 5. Nawalgarh, 6. Udaipurwati 7.Malsisar 8. Surajgarh
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesJhunjhunu[2]
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Mandwa, 3. Pilani, 4. Nawalgarh, 5. Khetri, 6. Udaipurwati, 7. Surajgarh[3]
Area
 • Total5,928 km2 (2,289 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,137,045[1]
 • Urban
22.89 percent
Demographics
 • Literacy74.72
 • Sex ratio950
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysState Highway 8
Websitejhunjhunu.rajasthan.gov.in

District locationEdit

The district falls within Shekhawati region, and is bounded on the northeast and east by Haryana state, on the southeast, south, and southwest by Sikar District, and on the northwest and north by Churu District.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901341,572—    
1911369,081+0.78%
1921353,140−0.44%
1931405,519+1.39%
1941491,003+1.93%
1951588,736+1.83%
1961719,650+2.03%
1971929,230+2.59%
19811,211,583+2.69%
19911,582,421+2.71%
20011,913,689+1.92%
20112,137,045+1.11%
source:[4]
Religions in Jhunjhunu district (2011)[5]
Religion Percent
Hindus
89.17%
Muslims
10.68%
Others
0.15%

According to the 2011 census Jhunjhunu district has a population of 2,137,045,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Namibia[7] or the US state of New Mexico.[8] This gives it a ranking of 214th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 361 inhabitants per square kilometre (930/sq mi).[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.81%.[6] Jhunjhunun has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 74.72%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 16.9% and 1.9% of the population respectively.[6]

LanguagesEdit

Languages in Jhunjhunun District (2011)[9]

  Rajasthani (83.92%)
  Hindi (10.03%)
  Marwari (3.42%)
  Urdu (1.70%)
  Others (0.93%)

Places of interestEdit

IndustriesEdit

Famous copper mines are situated in the Khetri tehsil of the district. The Khetri Copper Complex of Hindustan Copper Limited is situated at a distance of 10 km from the Khetri town. It is the largest copper mine in India. It also has by-products i.e. sulphuric acid, fertilizer etc.

EducationEdit

  • BITS Pilani
  • CSIR-CEERI, PILANI
  • Sainik School, Jhunjhunu
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya,Kajra,Jhunjhunu
  • Jhunjhunu Academy, Jhunjhunu
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jhunjhunu
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indrapura
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khetri Nagar
  • Sports University, Jhunjhunu
  • Shri Jagdish Prasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University.
  • Keystone Group of Institutions, Surajgarh, Jhunjhunu
  • Singhania University Pacheri
  • Seth Motilal PG College, Jhunjhunu
  • Sophia School, Khetri
  • Birla School Pilani, Pilani

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 Census of India: Jhunjhunu district".
  2. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies of Rajasthan" (PDF). 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies of Jhunjhunu district" (PDF). gisserver1.nic.in. 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community (Rajasthan)". Census India.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Namibia 2,147,585
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Param-Vir-Chakra-winners-since-1950/articleshow/2731710.cms

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