Tonk district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Tonk, India.
18. Location in Rajasthan

Tonk District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The city of Tonk is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district is bounded on the north by Jaipur district, on the east by Sawai Madhopur district, on the southeast by Kota district, on the south by Bundi district, on the southwest by Bhilwara district, and on the west by Ajmer district.

Geography[edit]

Tonk is situated on National Highway No. 12 at distance of 100 km from Jaipur. It is located in northeastern part of the state between 75.19' & 76.16 East longitude and 25.41' and 26.24' North Latitude. The total area of the district is 7194 km2.

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Tonk 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]

Divisions[edit]

There are 7 sub-divisions and tehsils: Deoli, Malpura, Niwai, Todaraisingh, Tonk, Uniara and Peeplu. Tonk is Nagar-Parishad while Deoli, Malpura, Niwai, Todaraisingh and Uniara are Nagar-Palikas. There are 1093 villages in the district according the census 2001.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Tonk district has a population of 1,421,711,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland[3] or the US state of Hawaii.[4] This gives it a ranking of 347th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 198 inhabitants per square kilometre (510/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.33%.[2] Tonk has a sex ratio of 949 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 62.46%.[2]

Culture[edit]

Pilgrimage sites[edit]

  • Tonk Jama Masjid
  • Arabic Persian Research Institute
  • Sunhari Kothi
  • Lord Devnarayan temple Jodhpuriya
  • Shri Kalyan Ji mandir Diggi
  • Mandakala (Nagarfort)
  • Doonija mandir
  • Jal devi mandir
  • Kalpvriksh of Balunda
  • Jain Temples
  • Badri Nath temple
  • Dadabadi temple[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. ^ "Pilgrim places of Tonk district". National Informatics Centre. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°09′48″N 75°47′13″E / 26.16333°N 75.78694°E / 26.16333; 75.78694