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Sri Ganganagar district is a northernmost district of Rajasthan state in western India.

Sri Ganganagar district
[[city of Rajasthan|District of Rajasthan]]
Location of Sri Ganganagar district in Rajasthan
Location of Sri Ganganagar district in Rajasthan
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan
DivisionBikaner Division
HeadquartersSri Ganganagar
TehsilsSri Ganganagar
Sri Karanpur
Sadulshahar
Padampur
Raisinghnagar
Suratgarh
Anoopgarh
Shri Vijaynagar
Gharsana
Rawla Mandi
Government
 • District collectorShiv prakash
Area
 • Total11,154 km2 (4,307 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,969,520[1]
Demographics
 • Literacy69.6
 • Sex ratio887
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH 15
Websitesriganganagar.rajasthan.gov.in

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HistoryEdit

Named after Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner, Sri Ganganagar district was part of Bikaner state. This was a mostly uninhabited region. The history of this district is testimony to the vision and efforts of Maharaja Ganga Singh, who visualised and built the Gang Canal after the Indian famine of 1899–1900. The waters of the Sutlej River were brought into the region through the 89-mile long Gang Canal in 1927, turning this region into a breadbasket[2] of Rajasthan.

GeographyEdit

Location and areaEdit

Sri Ganganagar District is located between Latitude 28.4 to 30.6 and Longitude 72.2 to 75.3[3] The total area of Sri Ganganagar is 11,154.66 km² or 1,115,466 hectares. It is surrounded on the east by Hanumangarh District, (Hanumangarh district was carved out of it on 12 July 1994) on the south by Bikaner District, and on the west by Bahawalnagar district of the Pakistani Punjab and on the north by the Punjab.

Tehsils and other townsEdit

 
Map showing nine tehsils of Sriganganagar District, click this image for large map.

Ganganagar tehsilsEdit

There are following ten tehsils in Ganganagar district.

  1. Sri Ganganagar
  2. Sri Karanpur, headquarters in the town of Karanpur
  3. Sadulshahar
  4. Padampur
  5. Raisinghnagar
  6. Suratgarh
  7. Anoopgarh
  8. Shri Vijaynagar
  9. Gharsana
  10. Rawla Mandi

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Sri Ganganagar district has a population of 1,969,520,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Slovenia[5] or the US state of New Mexico.[6] This gives it a ranking of 235th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 179 inhabitants per square kilometre (460/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 10.06%.[4] Ganganagar has a sex ratio of 887 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 70.25%.[4]

ReligionEdit

Religion in Sri Ganganagar district[7]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
72.98%
Sikhism
24.11%
Islam
2.57%
Other
0.33%

MediaEdit

The district has editions of state level newspapers from Jaipur, which are re-published from Ganganagar and Raisinghnagar.

"Air Suratgarh", a radio station, broadcasts programmes in Hindi, Rajasthani and Punjabi languages. It was commissioned in 1981 and broadcasts on the 918 kHz frequency.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Name Census 2011, Rajasthan data" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  2. ^ Garg, Balwant (27 July 2003). "Suicide woes fill the 'food basket'". The Times Of India.
  3. ^ http://ganganagar.nic.in/
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Slovenia 2,000,092 July 2011 est.
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  7. ^ "Ganganagar (Sri Ganganagar) District : Census 2011 data". Census 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Air Suratgarh". All India Radio.

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