Rajura is a town and municipal council in the Chandrapur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Rajura
Town
Rajura is located in Maharashtra
Rajura
Rajura
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates (19.7775° N, 79.3663° E): 19°46′39″N 79°21′59″E / 19.7775°N 79.3663°E / 19.7775; 79.3663
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictChandrapur
Elevation
181 m (594 ft)
Population
 • Total28,881
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
442905
Vehicle registrationMH 34

Geography edit

Rajura is at 19°46′39″N 79°21′59″E / 19.7775°N 79.3663°E / 19.7775; 79.3663[1] in Maharashtra, on the banks of the Wardha River in central India's coal belt.[2] The town has an average elevation of 189 metres (624 feet).[3]

Demographics edit

According to the 2021 Indian census,[4] Rajura had a population of 134,838 Literate people are 74,225 out of 41,521 are male and 32,704 are female. Children under age six constitute about 15 percent of the population. Rajura's average literacy rate of 72 percent (77 percent of males, 67 percent of females) exceeds the national average of 59.5 percent.[5] Nearby towns include Ballarpur, Gadchandur, Nanda and Korpana.

Year Male Female Total Population Change Religion (%)
Hindu Muslim Christian Sikhs Buddhist Jain Other religions and persuasions Religion not stated
2001[6] 13539 12304 25843 - 73.443 14.553 0.747 0.468 10.305 0.213 0.155 0.116
2011[7] 15337 14331 29668 0.148 72.799 14.632 0.556 0.425 11.184 0.202 0.155 0.047

Industries edit

Rajura is in the heart of Maharashtra's coal and cement-producing areas. Due to the availability of raw materials, there are a number of cement factories near the town.

Places of interest edit

A number of temples are in and near Rajura. They include the Hanuman temple near the lake in Jogapur, about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Rajura, and the Shri Saibaba temple (Chota Shirdi) on the Wardha River. The Somnath Mandir temple is in Somanathapur region. Shri Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple near Nagar Parishad Rajura

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajura
  2. ^ Prabha Shastri Ranade. Population Dynamics in India. South Asia Books, 1990, p. 37.
  3. ^ [1] DistancesTo.com - Rajura]
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Census of India 2001, Table - 3 : Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - Cities/Towns (in alphabetic order): 2001 and Census of India 2001, Table - 1: Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - India and States/Union Territories: 2001
  6. ^ Census India 2001.
  7. ^ Census India 2011.