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|Tehsils||1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Chirawa, 3. Buhana, 4. Khetri, 5. Nawalgarh, 6. Udaipurwati 7.Malsisar 8. Surajgarh|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Jhunjhunu|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||1. Jhunjhunu, 2. Mandwa, 3. Pilani, 4. Nawalgarh, 5. Khetri, 6. Udaipurwati, 7. Surajgarh|
|• Total||5,928 km2 (2,289 sq mi)|
|• Urban||22.89 percent|
|• Sex ratio||950|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||State Highway 8|
The district falls within Shekhawati region, and is bounded on the northeast and east by Haryana state, on the southeast, south, and southwest by Sikar District, and on the northwest and north by Churu District.
According to the 2011 census Jhunjhunu district has a population of 2,137,045, roughly equal to the nation of Namibia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 214th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 361 inhabitants per square kilometre (930/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.81%. Jhunjhunun has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 74.72%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 16.88% and 1.95% of the population respectively.
Shekhawati a dialect of Rajasthani Language and Hindi are mainly spoken languages. The language blends into Haryanvi along the Haryana border.
Places of interest
- Birla temple Pilani
- Fort Mahansar
- Birla Museum, Pilani
- Ramakrishna Mission in the Khetri town of the district.
- Shakambari Mata Temple, Udaipurwati
- Dhosi Hill
- Rani Sati Temple Jhunjhunu
- Chavo Dadi Temple Jhunjhunu
- Khetri Mahal
- Shree Jhujhar Ji Temple, Dhanuri
- Bhopal Garh Fort in Khetri
- Alsisar Mahal in Alsisar
- Shri Panchdeo Mandir
- Sculpture of Jujhar singh
- Havelis in Nawalgarh
- GogaMedi at Sotwara
- Science park in Nawalgarh
- Temple of Ramdevji in Nawalgarh (First one is in Ramdevra)
- Tibrewala and Modi Haveli
- Bissau Fort in Bissau
- Surajgarh Fort in Surajgarh
- Bissau Mahal in Jhunjhunu
- Shyamgarh Fort in Jhunjhunu
- Bishangarh Fort in Tamkor
- Gopinath Ji Mandir in Baragaon
- Mandawa Fort (Castle Mandawa) in Mandawa
- Desert Resort in Mandawa
- Balaji Temple in Bheemsar
- Bandhe Ka Balaji Temple in Jhunjhunu
- Dargah Hajarat Qumarudsin Shah
- Gangaur mela Bhagera
- Ashtavinayak temple
- Ghoriwara Balaji Mandir
- Havelis and forts of Mukundgarh
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Bissau
Famous copper mines are situated in the Khetri tehsil of the district. The Khetri Copper Complex of Hindustan Copper Limited is situated at a distance of 10 km from the Khetri town. It is the largest copper mine in India. It also has by-products i.e. sulphuric acid, fertilizer etc.
- BITS Pilani
- CSIR-CEERI, PILANI
- Sainik School, Jhunjhunu
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya,Kajra,Jhunjhunu
- Jhunjhunu Academy, Jhunjhunu
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jhunjhunu
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indrapura
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khetri Nagar
- Sports University, Jhunjhunu
- Shri Jagdish Prasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University.
- Keystone Group of Institutions, Surajgarh, Jhunjhunu
- Singhania University Pacheri
- Seth Motilal PG College, Jhunjhunu
- Sophia School, Khetri
- Birla School Pilani, Pilani
- WebVidya Digital Marketing Training Institute, Nawalgarh
- Acharya Shri Mahapragya (The tenth head of the Svetambar Terapanth order of Jainism)
- Birla Family
- G.D. Birla, industrialist
- Ajay Piramal, industrialist
- Karmveer Choudhary, Bollywood and television actor
- Jagdeep Dhankhar, BJP politician and Governor of West Bengal
- Piru Singh, an Indian Army non-commissioned officer, awarded the Param Vir Chakra (PVC), India's highest military decoration
- Kirti Kulhari, Bollywood actress
- Kulwant Khejroliya , Domestic cricketer. Only player from Jhunjhunu to play in Indian Premier League
- Salim Diwan, Bollywood actor
- Chhatrapal Singh, recipient of the Sena Medal
- Headmasterji- Rambilas Gajanand Sharma popularly known as Headmasterji-The man with literacy mission.
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- "Jhunjhunu army jawan, Chhatrapal Singh, martyred in Jammu and Kashmir". The PinkCity Post. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
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