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|District of Rajasthan|
Location of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan
|Administrative division||Jaipur Division|
|Tehsils||1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Chirawa, 3. Buhana, 4. Khetri, 5. Nawalgarh, 6. Udaipurwati 7.Malsisar 8. Surajgarh|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Jhunjhunu|
|• Assembly seats||1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Mandwa, 3. Pilani, 4. Nawalgarh, 5. Khetri, 6. Udaipurwati, 7. Surajgarh|
|• Total||5,926 km2 (2,288 sq mi)|
|• Total||2, 139,658|
|• Urban||22.89 percent|
|• Sex ratio||950|
|Major highways||State Highway 8|
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.
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.
According to the 2011 census Jhunjhunu district has a population of 2,139,658, roughly equal to the nation of Namibia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 214th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 361 inhabitants per square kilometre (930/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.81%. Jhunjhunun has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 74.72%.
The Pasari, Piramals,The Chandaks and The Birla family, four families of prominent Indian industrialists, hail from the district.
Place of interest
- Ramakrishna Mission, Khetri Center lies in the Khetri town of the district.
- Dhosi Hill
- Rani Sati Temple
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.
- BITS Pilani
- Shri JagdishPrasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University.
- Shridhar University
- Shekhawati Public School Hetamsar
Statue of Jujhar Singh Nehra, founder of Jhunjhunu district in Jhunjhunu town
Clock tower, BITS Pilani, Campus
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- "Assembly Constituencies of Jhunjhunu district". gisserver1.nic.in. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Namibia 2,147,585"
- "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Mexico - 2,059,179"
||Churu district||Bhiwani district, Haryana|
|Mahendragarh district, Haryana|