Dholpur district

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Dholpur district
Location of Dholpur district in Rajasthan
Location of Dholpur district in Rajasthan
 • Total3,084 km2 (1,191 sq mi)
 • Total1,206,516
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Dholpur District is a district of Rajasthan state in Northern India. The town of Dholpur is the district headquarters. Dholpur District is a part of Bharatpur Divisional Commissionerate.

Dholpur District has an area of 3084 km². The Chambal River forms the southern boundary of the district, across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. The district is bounded by the state of Uttar Pradesh on the east and northeast, by Bharatpur District of Rajasthan on the northwest, and Karauli District of Rajasthan on the west. All along the bank of the Chambal River the district is deeply intersected by ravines; low ranges of hills in the western portion of the district supply quarries of fine-grained and easily worked red sandstone.

Administratively the district is divided into four subdivisions, Dholpur, Bari, Rajakhera, and Baseri, and six tehsils, Dholpur, Bari, Rajakhera, Basedi, Sarmathura and Saipau.

The economy of the district is primarily agricultural. The regional language of Dholpur is "Braj Bhasha" that has fragrance of Bundelkhandi and Khadi bhasha. It is because Dholpur is situated at the center surrounded by three state of Braj kshetra, that are Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.


According to the 2011 census Dholpur district has a population of 1,207,293,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Bahrain[2] or the US state of New Hampshire.[3] This gives it a ranking of 394th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 398 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,030/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.78%.[1] Dhaulpur has a sex ratio of 845 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 70.14%.[1]

Historical population
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  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Bahrain 1,214,705 July 2011 est.
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Hampshire 1,316,470 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

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Coordinates: 26°42′N 77°54′E / 26.700°N 77.900°E / 26.700; 77.900