Nagar, Rajasthan

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Nagar
Town
Nickname(s): 
Brij aur Mewat ka Sangam
Nagar is located in Rajasthan
Nagar
Nagar
Location in Rajasthan, India
Nagar is located in India
Nagar
Nagar
Nagar (India)
Coordinates: 27°26′N 77°06′E / 27.43°N 77.10°E / 27.43; 77.10Coordinates: 27°26′N 77°06′E / 27.43°N 77.10°E / 27.43; 77.10
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictBharatpur
Government
 • BodyMunicipality
Elevation
304 m (997 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total21,349
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
 • OtherHindi, Punjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
321205
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-

Nagar is town and tehsil in Bharatpur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated between Bharatpur and Alwar. Nagar is famous for the sweets called Jalewa, a bigger version of Jalebis.

Geography[edit]

Nagar is located at 27°26′N 77°06′E / 27.43°N 77.10°E / 27.43; 77.10.[1] It has an average elevation of 201 metres (662 feet) from the sea level.

Politically, Nagar is in district Bharatpur and it lies at the same distance from districts Bharatpur and Alwar. Distance from Delhi is roughly around 165 km and from Jaipur it is 175 km.

Fairs[edit]

Nagar hosts a famous fair in the month of April on the occasion of Ram Navami. Devotees come to see the Ram Rath Yatra (Procession) which passes through town's main market to 'Ram Temple'. Along with the Rathyatra, lots of other cultural events and competitions are also organized by the local authority and many groups come from several places and show their talent and skills on the eve. Fair lasts about a week.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Nagar had a population of 21,349. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Nagar has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 45%. In Nagar, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Caste wise, rural part of Nagar is populated mainly by Gurjars, Jatav, Jat and Muslims and the urban part is dominated by Bramhins, Jatav, Jat and Vaishya.

Transport[edit]

Nagar is well connected by both railway & road routes. Rail routes are connected from Allahabad via Mathura, Mathura, Alwar and Jaipur via Alwar. There are many RSRTC buses to Jaipur, New Delhi, Mathura, Aligarh, Alwar, Bharatpur on a regular basis.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nagar
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.