Karauli district

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

Karauli District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The town of Karauli is the district headquarters. The district of Karauli encompasses an area of 55 30 km². It is bordered by Dholpur District to the east; by Bharatpur District to the north-east; by Dausa District to the north; and by Sawai Madhopur District to the west. The Chambal River forms the south-eastern boundary of the district, 5 K.M. far from Mandrayal across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. While almost the entire district is covered by hills and ravines, there are no lofty peaks, the highest having an elevation of less than 1400 feet above sea-level. Good grade stone and some iron ore comprise the mineral resources of the area.Earlier Karauli was the part of Matsya kingdom that was ruled by the Meenas after the 11th century, The Rajput occupied it, and they ruled up to 1947.

The population of the district is 1,458,248 (2011 census), indicating a population density is 264 persons per km².

There are four major temples in the district: Kailadevi, Madan Mohanji, Shri Mahavirji,Shri Anjani mata ji and Mehndipur Balaji. There is also fort,Timangarh, Mandrayal,rawal mahal.

Settlements of Karauli[edit]

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Karauli 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 Karauli district has a population of 1,458,459,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland[3] or the US state of Hawaii.[4] This gives it a ranking of 340th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 264 inhabitants per square kilometre (680 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.57%.[2] Karauli has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 67.34%.[2] Meena and Gurjer caste dominates in Karauli.[5]

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" 
  5. ^ http://www.newsbullet.in/india/34-more/48432-rajasthan-goes-to-polls-today-

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Coordinates: 26°30′00″N 77°01′12″E / 26.50000°N 77.02000°E / 26.50000; 77.02000