Dungarpur district

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Dungarpur District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The town of Dungarpur is the district headquarters.

History[edit]

It was founded by Dungariya bheel king in the 13th century.

Geography[edit]

Dungarpur lies in 23° 8' N latitude and 73° 7' E longitude. The district has an area of 3,770 km² and a population of 1,388,906 (2011). The district is roughly triangular in shape. The Mahi River runs along the western edge of the district, forming the boundary with Banswara District. The Som River, a tributary of the Mahi, runs along the northern edge of the district, largely forming the boundary with Udaipur District. The district is bounded on the east by the state of Gujarat.

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dungarpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Dungarpur district has a population of 1,388,906,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland[3] or the US state of Hawaii.[4] This gives it a ranking of 351st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 368 inhabitants per square kilometre (950 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.39%.[2] Dungarpur has a sex ratio of 990 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 60.78%.[2]

The Vagad region of Rajasthan includes Dungarpur and Banswara districts. Vagad's population is predominantly Bhils, a tribal people of central India.

Culture[edit]

Notable personalities[edit]

Raj Singh Dungarpur (19 December 1935 – 12 September 2009) former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur (born 25 August 1969) is a filmmaker, producer, film archivist and restorer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Swaziland 1,370,424" 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Hawaii 1,360,301" 

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Coordinates: 23°49′48″N 73°43′12″E / 23.83000°N 73.72000°E / 23.83000; 73.72000