Jhunjhunu

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Jhunjhunu
झुन्झुनू
city
Jhunjhunu is located in Rajasthan
Jhunjhunu
Jhunjhunu
Jhunjhunu is located in India
Jhunjhunu
Jhunjhunu
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 28°08′N 75°24′E / 28.13°N 75.4°E / 28.13; 75.4Coordinates: 28°08′N 75°24′E / 28.13°N 75.4°E / 28.13; 75.4
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Jhunjhunu
Government
 • MP Santosh Ahlawat (BJP)
Elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 118,473
Languages
 • Official Hindi
 • Spoken Shekhawati, Ahirwati & Marwari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 333001
Telephone code 91-1592
Vehicle registration RJ-18
Literacy 73.58%
Website jhunjhunu.rajasthan.gov.in

Jhunjhunu (Hindi: झुन्झुनू) is a town in the state of Rajasthan, India and the administrative headquarters of Jhunjhunu District. It is located 180 km away from Jaipur, 220 km from Bikaner and 240 km from Delhi. The town is famous for the frescos on its grand havelis. Khetri Mahal, known as Wind Palace, inspired Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of Jaipur that he was so intimidated by this unique structure that he built the grand and historical Hawa Mahal in 1799, is located in Jhunjhunu. The Rani Sati temple is also located in Jhunjhunu.

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Jhunjhunu
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
55.21%
Muslims
  
44.46%
Other
  
0.33%

In the 2011 India census, the town of Jhunjhunu had a population of 118,473, with a male-to-female ratio of approximately 62:57. Children from ages 0 to 6 numbered 16,710. Jhunjhunu has an average literacy rate of 73.58%.[1]

Education[edit]

Rajasthan Sports University (Hindi: राजस्थान क्रीड़ा विश्वविद्यालय) is a newly established first public sports university situated in the Jhunjhunu Town of the Indian state Rajasthan to promote the sports education in state Rajasthan. Jhunjhunu City has many educational institutes (schools, degree colleges, polytechnics, management institutes and other professional education institutes) and thousands of students come from different parts of Rajasthan as well as other states to study.

  • Dundlod Public School, Jhunjhunu
  • Jhunjhunu Academy (Wisdom City), CBSE Jhunjhunu.
  • Jhunjhunu Academy, Gaushala Road, RBSE.
  • Delhi Public School Jhunjhunu
  • Gyankutir JEE-PMT Coaching Institute.
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jhunjhunu
  • GB Modi Vidya Vihar, Jhunjhunu
  • SS Modi School, Jhunjhunu
  • Shri Jagdish Prasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University
  • Seth Motilal Post Graduate College
  • Shri Radheshyam R Murarka Government Post Graduate College

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Jhunjhunu comes within the territory of the North Western Railway. Jhunjhunu city is connected through a broadgauge line to Sikar, Rewari, and Dehli. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off two trains to mark the completion of Rs. 260 crore gauge conversion of the 122 km Loharu-Sikar railway line in Rajasthan. Both trains were flagged off by Prabhu through remote control by organising video conferencing between Rail Bhawan, New Delhi and Sikar, Rajasthan. Prabhu pointed out that sufficient funds have been provided in 2015–16 to complete this project, i.e., Jaipur-Ringas-Churu, by March, 2017.[2] Rail service between Jhunjhunu and Dehli (14811/14812) Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sikar Express (bi-weekly) began 2 September 2015.

Road[edit]

Jhunjhunu is well connected by roads from all the major cities of Rajasthan. RJ-SH 8 links Jhunjhunu to Jaipur, Sikar and Luharu. RJ-SH 41 links Fatehpur to Rajgarh via Jhunjhunun

Air[edit]

The nearest airport to Jhunjhunu city is Jaipur International Airport. Beside that, a small airstrip is also available in Jhunjhunu for small planes.

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