|Named for||Kher (Khair) tree Senegalia catechu|
|• Total||1,108.53 km2 (428.01 sq mi)|
|Elevation||326 m (1,070 ft)|
|• Density||6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)|
|• Local||Hindi, Wagdi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||RJ 27|
Kherwara Chhaoni is a census town and tehsil now sub-division (Upkhand) headquarters in Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is bounded on the north Jharol and Girwa tehsil of Udaipur district, on the south by Dungarpur district, on the east by Sarada tehsil of Udaipur district and on the west by Gujarat state. MBC (Mewar Bhil Core) is a paramilitary training station situated here along with PTS (Police Training School).
As of 2011[update] India census, Kherwara Chhaoni had a population of 6649 (3457 males and 3192 females).Total number of households were 1323. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kherwara Chhaoni has an average literacy rate of 72% (2001 census), higher than the national average of 59.5%(2001 census): male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 64%. In Kherwara Chhaoni, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Kherwara has glorious history in past, where Jawas Thikana was major ruling location. MBC (Mewar Bhil Core) was established by English Emperor in 1841 which worked as headquarters for the Assistant Political Agent In Mewar. It took the whole Bhomat Area under its direct political supervision. The civil control over the Bhomat area was left with Maharana.
Kherwara word is originated from Kher (Khair) tree (Senegalia catechu) which was large in numbers in past.
Main dialect of kherwara region is Vagdi. It is part of Vagad region which includes districts of Dungarpur, Banswara and parts of Udaipur district. Area is majorly inhibited by Meena, Bheel and Patel communities. Major occupation in kherawara tehsil is agriculture. The Temple of Mataji(kilewali) & lord shiva located at Godaveri [3 km],Khadkwa mataji temple and Jain tample located at chhaoni-chhitora[badla] 10.5 km on Rani-chhaoni road.
Many schools of both Hindi and English medium provide their services to community.A Nursing College & 2 B.Ed. colleges in it. a Major schools are Vidyaniketan Upper Primary School, Rajkiya Uccha Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Eden International School, Vikas Public School, The Nobles school. Industrial Training Institute for vocational training is located at Badeshwar just 2 km away from tehsil headquarters.
It is a sub-division (Upkhand) in Udaipur district located at just 80 km from Rajasthan-Gujrat border. Ahmedabad the capital of Gujrat is located at distance of 170 km. Town is located in Aravali ranges and small hills are ubiquitous. The area is surrounded by Aravali hill ranges from north to south and is covered with rocky hills which are well stocked with forests. The forests which constitute an invaluable source of income partly sustain by the economy of the local tribal inhabitants. The topography of the area is represented by medium to high rocky hills, contours and plains.
The area is characterized by semi arid with an average annual rainfall of about 650 mm, which is mainly received during monsoon season from July to September. The minimum temperature in winter goes up to 2ºC and maximum 25ºC, while in summer, it goes up to minimum 20ºC and maximum 42ºC. Relative humidity in the area is above 70% during monsoon months but is below 20% during the months of March-May. The average rainfall of the area is about 624.5 mm.
The area is particularly rich in minerals resources like green marble (serpentinite), soapstone and asbestos found in the area. Green marble and soapstone mining are carried out through semi mechanized and manual methods by private company in this region.
It falls on NH-8 which connects Mumbai and Delhi. The distance from Delhi is 750 km and from Mumbai is 700 km. Town is well connected by the services of Rajasthan state road transport services. Nearest railway station is Dungarpur at a distance of 23 km. Udaipur railway station is at distance of 80 km and trains are available for major routes. Nearest airport is Dabok at distance of 100 km.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.