Udaipur district

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Udaipur district

उदयपुर जिला
Location of Udaipur district in Rajasthan
Location of Udaipur district in Rajasthan
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan
Administrative divisionUdaipur Division
HeadquartersUdaipur
Tehsils1. Bhinder 2. Girwa 3. Gogunda 4. Jhadol 5. Kherwara 6. Kotra tehsil 7. Lasadiya 8. Mavli 9. Rishabdeo 10. Salumbar 11. Sarada
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesDistrict spread over 2 constituencies - Udaipur and Chittorgarh
 • Assembly seats9
Area
 • Total11,724 km2 (4,527 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total3,068,420
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
 • Urban
19.83%
Demographics
 • Literacy61.82%
 • Sex ratio958
Major highwaysNational Highways 8, 76
Coordinates24°23′N 73°37′E / 24.383°N 73.617°E / 24.383; 73.617Coordinates: 24°23′N 73°37′E / 24.383°N 73.617°E / 24.383; 73.617
Average annual precipitation554 mm
WebsiteOfficial website

Udaipur district is one of the 33 districts of Rajasthan state in western India.[1] The historic city of Udaipur is the administrative headquarters of the district.[2] The district is part of the Mewar region of Rajasthan.[3]

Udaipur district bounded on the northwest by the Aravalli Range, across which lie the districts of Sirohi and Pali.[4] It is bounded on the north by Rajsamand District, on the east by Chittaurgarh District and Pratapgarh District, on the south by Dungarpur District, and on the southwest by the state of Gujarat.[4]

History[edit]

Before Udaipur district was established in independent India, it was a part of former Mewar or Udaipur State,[5] comprising little less than half the portion of the former state.[3]

With the formation of the United State of Rajasthan in 1948, parts of the erstwhile district of Girwa, Khamnor, Rajnagar, Bhim, Magra, Kherwara and Kumbhalgarh, together with the thikanas of Nathdwara, Kankroli, Salumbar (excluding Saira tehsil), Bhinder, Kanor, Bansi, Bari Sadri, Amet, Sardargarh, Deogarh and Gogunda were combined to constitute the district of Udaipur.[5]

During the decadal period 1951-61, two new tehsils - Nathdwara and Gogunda - were created in the district.[3] In 1991, seven tehsils of Udaipur district (Bhim, Deogarh, Amet, Kumbhalgarh, Rajsamand, Nathdwara and Railmagra) were transferred out of Udaipur district to create the new district of Rajsamand.[5] In 2008, two new tehsils were created in Udaipur district, Rishabdeo and Lasadia.[5]

Geography[edit]

The area of Udaipur District is 11,724 square kilometres.[6] The district is characterized by hilly terrain, with hills in the west and south, an elevated plateau in the north, and plains in the east.[3][7] The western part of the district is drained by the Sabarmati, Wakal and Sei rivers, while the southeastern part of the district is drained by Jakham, Gomti and Som rivers.[7]

The average annual rainfall of the district is 637 mm.[7]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Udaipur district has a population of 3,068,420,[8] roughly equal to the nation of Oman[9] or the US state of Iowa.[10] This gives it a ranking of 118th in India (out of a total of 640).[8] The district has a population density of 242 inhabitants per square kilometre (630/sq mi) .[8] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.66%.[8] Udaipur has a sex ratio of 958 females for every 1000 males,[8] and a literacy rate of 62.74%.[8]

Religions in Udaipur District
Religion Percent
Hindus
93.53%
Muslims
3.4%
Jains
2.56%
Christians
0.24%
Sikhs
0.14%
Buddhists
0.01%

Economy[edit]

The economy of Udaipur district is primarily dependent on agriculture with 61.7 percent workers in the district engaged as cultivators or agricultural labourers.[5]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Udaipur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[11] It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[11]

Availability of minerals[edit]

Udaipur district is rich in mineral resources, and produces greater value of minerals than the rest of the state combined.[5] The important metallic minerals found in the district are orc of copper, lead, zinc and silver.[5] Important non-metallic minerals found in the district are rock phosphate, asbestos, limestone, and marble.[12]

Production of mineral 2010-11 [12]

S. No. Name of Mineral Production (MT)
1 Lime Stone 81870
2 Marble 17630
3 Lead 22217
4 Zinc 58970
5 Asbetos 13670
6 Rock Phosphate 971440
7 Calcite 2580
8 Banite 6100
9 Building Stone 219870
10 Bajri 1533610

Divisions, Subdivisions and Tehsils[edit]

Map of Udaipur district

Udaipur district comprisese eight sub-divisions: Girwa, Kherwada, Mavli, Vallabhnagar, Kotda, Jhadol, Rishabhdev and Salumber. These sub-divisions are further divided into 11 tehsils. Girwa sub-division consists two tehsils: Girwa and Gogunda. Kherwada sub-division also comprises two tehsils: Kherwada and Rishabhdev. Each of the sub-divisions, Mavli, Vallabhnagar, Kotda and Jhadol comprises only one tehsil of same name. Salumber sub-division comprises three tehsils: Lasadia, Salumber and Sarada.

District Sub-divisions Tehsils Towns
Udaipur District Girwa Sub Division Girwa Tehsil[13]
Gogunda Tehsil[14]
Kherwada Sub-division Kherwada Tehsil[15]
Rishabhdev Tehsil[16]
Mavli Sub-division Mavli Tehsil[17]
Vallabhnagar Sub-division Vallabhnagar Tehsil[18]
Kotda Sub-division Kotra Tehsil [19] -
Jhadol Sub-division Jhadol Tehsil[20] -
Salumber Sub-division Lasadia Tehsil[21] -
Salumber Tehsil[22]
Sarada Tehsil[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistical Data of Rajasthan State Pertaining to Census-2011". www.rajcensus.gov.in. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  2. ^ District Census Handbook Udaipur, Village and Town Wise Primary Census Abstract (PDF). Series-09, Part XII-B. Directorate of Census Operations Rajasthan. 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Agarwal, B.D. (1979). Rajasthan District Gazeteers Udaipur. Jaipur: Directorate of District Gazeteers.
  4. ^ a b "Rajasthan Administrative Divisions 2011" (PDF). Census of India. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g District Census Handbook Udaipur, Village and Town Directory (PDF). Directorate of Census Operations Rajasthan. 2011.
  6. ^ जिला एक दृष्टी मैं, जिला उदयपुर (District at a Glance, Udaipur District) (PDF). Udaipur: Office of Deputy Director Economic and Statistics. 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Ground Water Scenario, Udaipur District, Rajasthan (PDF). Jaipur: Central Ground Water Board. 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  9. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Oman 3,027,959
  10. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Iowa 3,046,355
  11. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Brief Industrial Profile of Udaipur District" (PDF). Dcmsme.gov.in. Government of India - Ministry of MSME. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Girwa Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". Census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Gogunda Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". Census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Kherwara Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Rishabhdeo Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Mavli Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  18. ^ "Vallabhnagar Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  19. ^ "Kotra Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  20. ^ "Jhadol Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  21. ^ "Lasadiya Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  22. ^ "Salumbar Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  23. ^ "Sarada Tehsil - Udaipur, Rajasthan". census2011.co.in. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015.

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