Jodhpur district

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Jodhpur district
Location of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan
Location of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan
Coordinates (Jodhpur): 27°37′N 72°55′E / 27.62°N 72.92°E / 27.62; 72.92 - 26°00′N 73°52′E / 26.00°N 73.87°E / 26.00; 73.87
DivisionJodhpur Division
TehsilsPhalodi Osian Bhoplghard Luni Balesair Lohawat Serghard Bilara
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesJodhpur
 • Total22,850 km2 (8,820 sq mi)
 • Total3,687,165
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
 • Urban
34.30 percent
 • Literacy65.94
 • Sex ratio916
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Jodhpur District in Rajasthan

Jodhpur District is a district in the State of Rajasthan in western India. The city of Jodhpur is the administrative headquarters of the district.

As of the 2011 census, it is the second highest populated district of Rajasthan (out of 33), after Jaipur district.[1]

Jodhpur is the historic center of the Marwar region. The district contains Mandore, the ancient capital of the Pratihara Rajput kings (6th-13th centuries), and the Pratiharas' temple city of Osiyan. Jodhpur was founded in the 15th century by Rao Jodha, and served as the capital of the kingdom of Marwar under the Rathore dynasty until after Indian Independence in 1947.


The district is located in the State of Rajasthan in western India. [The district is bounded on the north by Bikaner District, on the northeast by Nagaur District, on the southeast and south by Pali District, on the southwest by Barmer District, and on the west and northwest by Jaisalmer District. The district stretches between 26 00’ and 27 37’ north latitude and between 72 55’ and 73 52’ east longitude. This district is situated at an altitude between 250 and 300 meters above sea level.

Jodhpur district comprises three distinct physiography units, the alluvial plains, sand dunes and escarpments. The western and north-western parts of Jodhpur district are characterized by sand dunes. With exception of some parts of Bilara and Osian tehsil, land surface of the district is nearly flat and sandy. Luni is the only important river in the district, it enters Jodhpur district near Bilara and flows for a distance of over 75 km. before entering in Barmer district.



Jodhpur is famous for its rich history. It is also referred to as the Blue City and "Sun City". Blue City is derived due to the blue tinge to the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Other notable places of interest are the Umaid Bhawan Palace which a portion currently[when?] serves as the residence of the current Maharaja Gaj Singh's family and the remaining portion is a 5 star hotel under the Taj Group of Hotels.[citation needed]


In the 2001 census, there were five sub-divisions in the district and seven tehsils.[2][3] For ease of administration, there were four sub-tehsils (Upa-tehsils): Balesar, Bap, Jhanwar and Tinwari.[3] Balesar and Bap has local councils (panchayat samiti).[3]

As of 2011, there were seven sub-divisions in the district and eleven tehsils. In addition to these, there were two independent sub-tehsils (Upa-tehsils): Jhanwar and Tinwari.[4]

Divisions of Jodhpur District
Subdivision Subdivision
Tehsil Tehsil
Jodhpur Jodhpur Tehsil Jodhpur 0
Bhopalgarh Bhopalgarh Tehsil Bhopalgarh 39
Bawadi Tehsil ? 26
Luni Luni Tehsil Luni 41
Osian Osian Tehsil Osian 29
Tinwari Tehsil Tinwari 26
Phalodi Phalodi Tehsil Phalodi 38
Bap Tehsil Bap 32
Bilara Bilara Bilara Bilara 40
Shergarh Shergarh Tehsil Shergarh 33
Balesar Tehsil Balesar 33

All tehsils are development blocks and have panchayat samities,[5][6] except Jodhpur which is an urban agglomeration governed as a Municipal Corporation.[7] The towns of Bilara, Phalodi and Piparcity are governed by Municipal Councils.[7] There are 1,794 villages[4] under 351 Gram Panchayats.[5]


According to the 2011 census Jodhpur district has a population of 3,687,165,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[8] or the US state of Oklahoma.[9] This gives it a ranking of 73rd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 161 inhabitants per square kilometre (420/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 27.69%.[1] Jodhpur has a sex ratio of 915 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 67.09%.[1]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 97.90% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 0.50% Sindhi, 0.44% Urdu and 0.42% Bengali as their first language.[10]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Census 2001 Population Finder: Rajasthan: Jodhpur:". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Administrative Setup". Jodhpur District. Archived from the original on 25 December 2002.
  4. ^ a b "Administrative Setup". Jodhpur District. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: Block Panchayats of Jodhpur, Rajasthan". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Map:Jodhpur District, Administrative Setup". Jodhpur District. 2007. Archived from the original on 9 April 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: Report on Urban Local Bodies". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  8. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est.
  9. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Oklahoma 3,751,351
  10. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue

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Coordinates: 26°16′50″N 73°00′57″E / 26.28056°N 73.01583°E / 26.28056; 73.01583