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|• Member of lok-sabha (Member of Parliament BJP)||Devji M Patel|
|Elevation||52 m (171 ft)|
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Sanchore is a town in Jalore district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the headquarters of the Sanchore tehsil located on National Highway 15. The town is situated 163.2 kilometres (101.4 mi) from the city of Jalore and was once known as Satyapur. Nearby villages include Pratappura (4.4 kilometres (2.7 mi) away), Dantiya (25 kilometres (16 mi) away) and Dhamana (6.1 kilometres (3.8 mi) away).
As of 2012[update] many infrastructure projects were in progress in Sanchor. Oil exploration company Cairn Energy, discovered 480,000,000 tonnes (1.06×1012 lb) of crude oil in the Barmer-Sanchore basin in 2010. The Narmada Canal, which begins in Gujarat, enters Rajasthan state near the village Silu in Sachore tehsil, after passing through 458 kilometres (285 mi) in Gujarat.
As of 2001[update], Sanchore had a population of 264653 (135761 Males constitute of the population and females 128892. Males constituted 53% of the population. Sanchore has an average literacy rate of 48%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 62% and female literacy is 32%. Twenty percent of Sanchore's population is under six years of age.
The Narmada Canal in Rajasthan is 74 km (46 mi) long and has nine major distributaries.[clarification needed] The main canal, major and secondary distributaries supply an area of 1,477 square kilometres (570 sq mi) serving 124 villages in the Jalore and Barmer districts.
The stations nearest to Sanchore are Raniwara, 47 km (29 mi) on State Highway 11; Dhanera, 42 km (26 mi) on MRD No 108; Bhinmal, 65 km (40 mi) on State Highway No 11.
The Jain temple in the town called Godiji Parshwanath which is named after one of the Jain Tithankara Lord Parshwanath. There are in all 9 Jain Temples in Sanchore & every Temple has its own significance & history.
Sundha Mata Temple is located near the town. Dhabbawali Mata Temple is located in Khasaravi village (53 km west of Sanchore city) on Sanchore- Chohatan road. It is the venue of a monthly fair, held on the full moon day. SHIV JI TEMPLE IS LOCATED in dhanta near the town temple is located 13 kmfrom the town
Villages in Sanchore Tehsil
- Nageshwar Nagar
- Bijarol Khera
- Kailash Nagar