Sri Madhopur

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Sri Madhopur
Shrimadhopur
Municipality city
Sri Madhopur is located in Rajasthan
Sri Madhopur
Sri Madhopur
Sri Madhopur is located in India
Sri Madhopur
Sri Madhopur
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°28′N 75°36′E / 27.467°N 75.600°E / 27.467; 75.600Coordinates: 27°28′N 75°36′E / 27.467°N 75.600°E / 27.467; 75.600
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Sikar
Population (2011)
 • Total 31,366
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 332715
Vehicle registration RJ-23

Sri Madhopur or Shrimadhopur[1] is a city and a municipality in Sikar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is one of the six tehsils of the district. The town is a market place for the agricultural produce of the surrounding area. The Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor will be passing through this town. The basic architecture of this town is similar to the "pink city" of Jaipur.

History[edit]

Maharajkumars of Shri Madhopur were the royal seat of Songaras of Shekhawati. It was granted by Maharao Jai Singh of Shekhawati in year 1946. The city Shri Madhopur was founded by HH Maharao Shri Sir Madho Singhji Bahadur of Shekhawati (1885-1942). Maharajkumar Jayant Singh was the grandson of him.

Maharajkumars were:

1. Maharajkumar Jayant Singh (1946-1968)

2. Maharajkumar Shri Hari Sal (1968-1972)

3. Shri Sahib Ajaypratap Singh (1972-Present)

Shri Sahib Jagmal Singh (successor)

Banwar Sahib Harshal Singh (next successor)

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Sri Madhopur had a population of 31,366. Males constitute 52.6% of the population and females 47.3%. Sri Madhopur has an average literacy rate of 85.53%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 93.69%, and female literacy is 72.45%. In Sri Madhopur, 12.24% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Location[edit]

Sri Madhopur is located 12 km from the National Highway 11 (India). The nearest railway junction is at Sri Madhopur, and the nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport at Jaipur. It is 75 km from the state capital city Jaipur, and 217 km from the national capital Delhi.

Education[edit]

There are many private and government schools in this area. The government senior secondary school is the biggest high school in the area. There are 8 colleges[citation needed] in Sri Madhopur.

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