Jhunjhunu district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see 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

Jhunjhunu district
झुन्झुनू जिला
District of Rajasthan
Location of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan
Location of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan
Country India
State Rajasthan
Administrative division Jaipur Division
Headquarters Jhunjhunu
Tehsils 1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Chirawa, 3. Buhana, 4. Khetri, 5. Nawalgarh, 6. Udaipurwati 7.Malsisar 8. Surajgarh
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Jhunjhunu[1]
 • Assembly seats 1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Mandwa, 3. Pilani, 4. Nawalgarh, 5. Khetri, 6. Udaipurwati, 7. Surajgarh[2]
Area
 • Total 5,926 km2 (2,288 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2, 139,658
 • Urban 22.89 percent
Demographics
 • Literacy 74.72
 • Sex ratio 950
Major highways State Highway 8
Coordinates 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
Website Official website
26. Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan

Jhunjhunu district (Hindi: झुन्झुनू जिला) is a district of the Indian state Rajasthan in western India. The town Jhunjhunu is the district headquarters.

History[edit]

Jhunjhunu district is part of Shekhawati Region. Jhunjhunu was ruled by the Kaimkhani Nawabs till 1730. Rohilla Khan was the last Nawab of Jhunjhunu. The Nawabs ruled over Jhunjhunu for 280 years. Rohilla Khan had imposed great faith in Shardul Singh and he acted as his Diwan. Shardul Singh was a bold and efficient administrator. He occupied Jhunjhunu after the death of Rohilla Khan in 1730 A.D.

It was by dint of his subtle political demeanour that Maharao Shardul Singh occupied Jhunjhunu & ruled over it for 12 years. After his death the estate was divided equally among his five sons. Their descendants continued to rule over it till Indian Independence in 1947. Shardul Singh's religious beliif was instrumental in him having built many temples such as Kalyan Ji Mandir & Gopinath Ji Ka mandir at Jhunjhunu. To commemorate Maharao Shardul Singh, his sons made a monumental dome at Parasrampura ordorned with fresco paintings.

District Location[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Jhunjhunu district has a population of 2,139,658,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Namibia[4] or the US state of New Mexico.[5] This gives it a ranking of 214th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 361 inhabitants per square kilometre (930 /sq mi).[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.81%.[3] Jhunjhunun has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 74.72%.[3]

Notable people[edit]

The Pasari, Piramals,The Chandaks and The Birla family, four families of prominent Indian industrialists, hail from the district.

Place of interest[edit]

Industries[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies of Rajasthan". http://164.100.9.199/home.html. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Assembly Constituencies of Jhunjhunu district". gisserver1.nic.in. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Namibia 2,147,585" 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Mexico - 2,059,179" 

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