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Sanchore is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 24°36′N 72°00′E / 24.6°N 72°E / 24.6; 72Coordinates: 24°36′N 72°00′E / 24.6°N 72°E / 24.6; 72
Country India
 • Member of lok-sabha (Member of Parliament BJP)Devji M Patel
52 m (171 ft)
 • Total32,875
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationRJ46

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).

There is a prominent Jain temple in the town, and it hosts a cattle fair Baba Raghunathpuri Pashu Mela every year in the month of April and May.[citation needed]


As of 2012 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.[2] 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.

Pathmeda village near Sanchore has Gopal Govardhan Gaushala, the largest Gaushala in India. Spread over 200 acres (0.81 km2), the gaushala takes care of more than 18,000 cattle.[citation needed]


As of 2001, 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.


Narmada Canal[edit]

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[edit]

  • Jhotra
  • Charnim
  • Parava
  • Dadusan
  • Bavarla
  • Sivada
  • Chitalvana
  • Ranodar
  • Keriya
  • Dantiya
  • Dedwa
  • Karola
  • Dugawa
  • Nageshwar Nagar
  • Surawa
  • Panchala
  • Teetop
  • Bichhawadi
  • Pamana
  • Bijarol Khera
  • Liyadra
  • Annaay
  • Dhamana
  • Karola
  • Hariyali
  • Jakhal
  • Dhanta
  • Dhamana
  • Hotigaon
  • Keelva
  • Gangasara
  • Achalpur
  • Bapunagar
  • Kailash Nagar
  • Dabhal
  • Agar


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ Special Correspondent (16 October 2010). "480-million tonnes oil found in Barmer basin". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 May 2012.