Sagwara

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Sagwara
सागवाड़ा
city
Sagwara is located in Rajasthan
Sagwara
Sagwara
Sagwara is located in India
Sagwara
Sagwara
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 23°40′05″N 74°01′28″E / 23.66806°N 74.02444°E / 23.66806; 74.02444Coordinates: 23°40′05″N 74°01′28″E / 23.66806°N 74.02444°E / 23.66806; 74.02444
Country India
State Rajasthan
District Dungarpur
subdivision Sagwara subdistrict
Government
 • Body SUB DIVISIONAL MAGISTRATE
Area rank 1
Elevation 244 m (801 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 30,000
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Gujarati, Wagdi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code RJ-IN
Website http://sagwara.webs.com/

Sagwara is a municipality in Dungarpur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.[1] It is one of two towns in Sagwara Tehsil, and the administrative center for the tehsil.

Geography and economy[edit]

Sagwara is located in east central Dungarpur district in Sagwara Tehsil.[2] It has an average elevation of 244 metres (801 ft). Sagwara is famous for its sculpture, marble carving, temple architecture and gold jewelry. It is a major trading hub for nearby villages.

Demographics[edit]

While in the 2001 Indian census, Sagwara had a population of 30,993,[3] by the 2011 census that number had dropped to 29,439.[1] Males, while still fewer than females, increased their percentage from 49.3% to 49.9% of the population from 2001 to 2011. Sagwara significantly increased their average literacy rate from 2001 to 2011 going from 59% to 79%. Male literacy rose from 68% to 88%, and female literacy rose from 50% to 71%. From 2001 to 2011 the population in Sagwara aged, going from 16% below the age of six, to 13%.[1][3]

Sagwara is the third largest populated place after Banswara and Dungapur in the historical Vagar area of Rajasthan. Majority of the population belongs to Hindu religion and it also has a significant population of Jains and Dawoodi Bohras (a Shia Ismaili Muslim community).

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Census Commission of India. "Sagwara Population Census 2011". Census 2011. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "District Wise Health Facilities: District Map: Dungarpur District". National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Rajastha. Archived from the original on 19 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004.