Rajsamand district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Rajsamand.
Rajsamand District in Rajasthan
Rajsamand district
district
Rajsamand district is located in Rajasthan
Rajsamand district
Rajsamand district
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 25°04′N 73°52′E / 25.067°N 73.867°E / 25.067; 73.867Coordinates: 25°04′N 73°52′E / 25.067°N 73.867°E / 25.067; 73.867
Country  India
State Rajasthan
Area
 • Total 4,550.93 km2 (1,757.12 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 987,024
 • Density 217/km2 (560/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Mewari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 02952
Vehicle registration RJ-30
Lok Sabha constituency Rajsamand (Lok Sabha constituency)
Avg. annual temperature 22.5 °C (72.5 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 45 °C (113 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 00 °C (32 °F)
Website rajsamand.nic.in

Rajsamand District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India.

The town of Rajsamand is the district headquarters. The city and district are named for Rajsamand Lake, an artificial lake created in the 17th century by Rana Raj Singh of Mewar. The district had been constituted on 10 April 1991 from Udaipur district.

Geography[edit]

The district has an area of 4,768 km². The Aravalli Range forms the northwestern boundary of the district, across which lies Pali District. Ajmer District lies to the north, Bhilwara District to the northeast and east, Chittorgarh District to the southeast, and Udaipur District to the south. The district lies in the watershed of the Banas River and its tributaries. Some other rivers are: Ari, Gomati, Chandra and Bhoga.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Rajsamand district has a population of 1,158,283,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste[2] or the US state of Rhode Island.[3] This gives it a ranking of 405th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 302 inhabitants per square kilometre (780 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.35%.[1] Rajsamand has a sex ratio of 988 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 63.93%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Timor-Leste 1,177,834 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Rhode Island 1,052,567"