Karanpur

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This article is about the city. For the tehsil, see Karanpur tehsil.
Karanpur
Sri Karanpur श्रीकरणपुर
Faridsar
city
Nickname(s): Mandi Faridsar
Karanpur is located in Rajasthan
Karanpur
Karanpur
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 29°30′N 73°16′E / 29.50°N 73.27°E / 29.50; 73.27Coordinates: 29°30′N 73°16′E / 29.50°N 73.27°E / 29.50; 73.27
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Ganganagar
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,694
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Sri Karanpur is a city and a municipality in Ganganagar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan

Geography[edit]

Sri Karanpur is located at 29°50′N 73°30′E / 29.84°N 73.5°E / 29.84; 73.5.[1] It has an average elevation of 185 metres (606 feet).postel code - 335073

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Sri Karanpur had a population of 20,694. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Karanpur has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 56%. In Karanpur, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Major languages spoken here is Bagri, a dialect of Rajasthani and Hindi.

Economy[edit]

Sri Karanpur once produced the best quality cotton in India and even attracted Birlas to set up a mill which still exists today in the town, but after 1995 the produce took a deep dip and people shifted to other cash crops. Today it is known in the area to have most fertile land supporting thousands of acre under horticulture especially the kinnow which is exported to west Asia.

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