Gangapur, Bhilwara

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Gangapur
गंगापुर
Municipality
Gangapur is located in Rajasthan
Gangapur
Gangapur
Gangapur is located in India
Gangapur
Gangapur
Location in Bhilwara District, Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 25°13′N 74°16′E / 25.22°N 74.27°E / 25.22; 74.27Coordinates: 25°13′N 74°16′E / 25.22°N 74.27°E / 25.22; 74.27
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Bhilwara
Elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,777
Languages
 • Official Mewari, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration RJ-06Bhilwara

Gangapur is a city and a municipality in Bhilwara district in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Geography[edit]

Gangapur is located at 25°13′N 74°16′E / 25.22°N 74.27°E / 25.22; 74.27.[1] It has an average elevation of 495 metres (1624 feet). it was in rule of GWALIOR state before independence. this is Situated on Bhilwara-Udaipur Road, which is a National Highway No:- 758

History[edit]

− According to historical evidence, an ancient name of Gangapur was Lalpura, Gangapur is named after the death of Maharani Ganga Bai Scindia. [H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Gangabai Raje Sahib Scindia (d. from illness, at Gangapur, May 1792 [2] A very beautiful temple with great architecture is situated here called "Temple of Maharani Ganga Bai Sahib." Maharani came here to solve a dispute between her brother [not real] Maharana Mewar and Devgarh Rao. After the settlement of the conflict, she was going back to Gwalior in the way she died at village LALPURA. Maharana Mewar gifted Lalpura & 12 other villages of Mewar to Gwalior state in memory of Gangabai. Gwalior state built a temple here & gave the new name "GANGAPUR" to village Lal Pura.[3]


− Headquarter of the Sahara tehsil, this town is situated at a distance of about 46 km in the South-West of the district headquarters. It was part of the erstwhile princely state of Gwalior (now in M.P.) prior to independence. It is municipal town.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[4] Gangapur had a population of 25,000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Gangapur has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 45%. In Gangapur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Commonly spoken language of Gangapur is 'Mewari'.

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