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Dhariawad is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 24°06′N 74°27′E / 24.1°N 74.45°E / 24.1; 74.45Coordinates: 24°06′N 74°27′E / 24.1°N 74.45°E / 24.1; 74.45
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Pratapgarh district
Tehsil Dhariawad Tehsil
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,368
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Dhariawad is a census town in Pratapgarh district (Rajasthan) in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is the administrative headquarters for Dhariawad Tehsil.


As of the 2001 Indian census, the town of Dhariawad had a population of 10,494,[1] by the 2011 census it had grown to 11,368.[2] In 2001 males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%,[1] by 2011 that had changed to 50.6% males, and 49.4% females.[2] Dhariawad had an average literacy rate of 68%, with male literacy at 76% and female literacy at 59% in 2001;[1] however, by 2011 the average literacy rate had risen to 83.12%, with male literacy at 90.71% and female literacy at 75.48%.[2] In Dhariawad in 2001, 15% of the population was under six years of age,[1] but by 2011 this had dropped to 12.44%.[2] The sex ratio for children in Dhariawd in 2011 was an alarming .875 female per 1 male,[2] a likely indicator of female infanticide.[3]


Dhariawad is the river city of Pratapgarh District. It has more than five rivers. The main river is the Jiggi, others include the Jakham, Karmoi (Sitamata), Sukali, and Bhervi. In ancient times Dhariawad was known as dariya (rivers) wad (in between).

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The beauty of the city lies in its green forest, with wild animals in Sitamata sanctury and the hills. Jakham dam, the biggest dam of Rajasthan, is nearby the town and has proven to be a blessing for farmers and villagers. In the rainy season the area looks like paradise, with beautiful greenery.


  1. ^ a b c d "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Dhariawad Population Census 2011". Census 2011. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Sekher, T. V. and Hatti, Neelambar (2005). "Discrimination of Female Children in Modern India: from Conception through Childhood". XXV International Population Conference, Tours, France, 18-23 July 2005 (PDF). Paris: International Union of the Scientific Study of Population. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 April 2015.