Bilara

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Bilara

Bilara
city
Nickname(s): 
Balipur
Bilara is located in Rajasthan
Bilara
Bilara
Location in Rajasthan, India
Bilara is located in India
Bilara
Bilara
Bilara (India)
Coordinates: 26°10′45″N 73°42′20″E / 26.1792°N 73.7056°E / 26.1792; 73.7056Coordinates: 26°10′45″N 73°42′20″E / 26.1792°N 73.7056°E / 26.1792; 73.7056
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictJodhpur
TehsilBilara
Elevation
269 m (883 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total71,396
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
342602

Bilara is a city and a municipality located in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India. It is the administrative headquarters for Bilara tehsil and a market center for the surrounding agricultural area.

Demographics[edit]

Bilara is a Municipality city in district of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The Bilara city is divided into 25 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. In the 2011 India census, Urban population of Bilara was 71,396. Males constituted 51.8% (36,974) of the population and females 48.2% (34,422), for a gender ratio of 931 females per thousand males.[1] Bilara had an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 73% and female literacy of 40%. In 2001 in Bilara, 13.6% of the population was under 6 years of age.[1]

Infrastructure[edit]

Bilara lies on National Highway 112 between the city of Jodhpur and Jaitaran,[2] and is the terminus for a rail line from Pipar City.The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for development of national highway section in the state of Rajasthan under phase IV of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP).The 111 km long Bar-Bilara-Jodhpur section connects western Rajasthan and border areas (Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Barmer) to eastern part of Rajasthan i.e. Ajmer & Jaipur. This is a major strategic route connecting Jodhpur as an important feeder route during war time. Four laning of the section will permit smooth flow of military traffic as well as heavy commercial and domestic traffic. It will also facilitate transportation of mining and agriculture product.[3]

Place of Interest[edit]

In Bilara town there are lots of place of interest. There is a historical Palace, Shri Aai Mata ji Temple, Dada Wadi, Kalpvriksha, Raja Bali Temple, Jaswant Sarar Dam, Monuments of Great King Harshwardhan and much more. [permanent dead link]:Palace%20of%20Bilara%20View.jpeg|Palace%20of%20Bilara%20View%5D%5D Palace of Bilara View]]

Nau Sati Ka Mela: This fair is held at a place known as Ban Ganga in Bilara town. It takes place on Chaitra Budi Amavasya (March April) every year. It is held in the memory of nine women who became Sati at this place. More than 10,000 persons assemble in this fair normally to take a dip in the Ban Ganga River and also take part in singing and dancing.[4] Kaparda : A small village in Bilara tehsil it has a population of 2657. It is 52 km from Jodhpur City. It has a Parasnath Jain Temple, Which was built during 1603-1621. This temple has idols of various Tirathankaras. A Fair is held here on Chaitra Shukla 5 (March–April) every year.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/PopulationFinder/Sub_Districts_Master.aspx?state_code=08&district_code=15
  2. ^ "Statewise Length of National Highways in India". Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  3. ^ http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=146852
  4. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/dchb/...A/.../0815_PART_A_DCHB_JODHPUR.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/dchb/...A/.../0815_PART_A_DCHB_JODHPUR.pdf