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Rajsamand district
—  district  —
Country Flag of India.svg India
State Rajasthan
 • Total 4,550.93 km2 (1,757.12 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 987,024
 • Density 217/km2 (560/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi, Mewari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 02952
Vehicle registration RJ-30
Lok Sabha constituency Rajsamand (Lok Sabha constituency)
Avg. annual temperature 22.5 °C (72.5 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 45 °C (113 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 00 °C (32 °F)

Rajsamand District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India.

The town of Rajsamand is the district headquarters. The city and district are named for Rajsamand Lake, an artificial lake created in the 17th century by Rana Raj Singh of Mewar. The district had been constituted on 10 April 1991 from Udaipur district.


The district has an area of 4,768 km². The Aravalli Range forms the northwestern boundary of the district, across which lies Pali District. Ajmer District lies to the north, Bhilwara District to the northeast and east, Chittorgarh District to the southeast, and Udaipur District to the south. The district lies in the watershed of the Banas River and its tributaries. Some other rivers are: Ari, Gomati, Chandra and Bhoga.


According to the 2011 census Rajsamand district has a population of 1,158,283,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste[2] or the US state of Rhode Island.[3] This gives it a ranking of 405th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 302 inhabitants per square kilometre (780 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.35 %.[1] Rajsamand has a sex ratio of 988 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 63.93 %.[1]

Administrative set-upEdit

There are 4 Sub-divisions, 7 tehsils and 7 blocks. There are 1025 villages under 206 Gram Panchayats and 237 Patwar Circles. Seven tehsils are Amet, Bhim, Deogarh, Kumbhalgarh, Nathdwara, Railmagra and Rajsamand. Kankroli, Nathdwara, Amet and Deogarh are municipalities, while some other major towns are Bhim, Railmagra, Kelwara, Kelwa, Rajnagar and Charbhuja.

Historic placesEdit

Rajsamand District is part of the Mewar region, and was historically part of the Kingdom of Mewar, also known as the Kingdom of Udaipur. The District has a number of historic sites, including:

  • Eklingji: site of a temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva, patron deity of the Mewar kings.
  • Haldighati: site of a battle between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and the Mughal emperor Akbar. Now a memorial site.
  • Kumbhalgarh: A fortress with a massive perimeter of 36 km. Over 360 temples are within the fort. It also has a wildlife sanctuary. The vista from the palace top typically extends tens of kilometres into the Aravallis.
  • Nathdwara: The principal temple of Lord Shrinathji, a personification of Krishna, and one of the most important pilgrimage site of India.
  • Ranakpur (Pali District): One of the most important Jain temples. Over 1400 marble pillars support the temple. These marble pillars are carved in exquisite detail. Opposite the Jain temple is the much older Sun Temple.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Timor-Leste 1,177,834 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Rhode Island 1,052,567" 

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Divisions and Districts of Rajasthan
Ajmer Division: Ajmer | Bhilwara | Nagaur | Tonk
Bharatpur Division: Bharatpur | Dholpur | Karauli | Sawai Madhopur
Bikaner Division: Bikaner | Churu | Sri Ganganagar | Hanumangarh
Jaipur Division: Alwar | Dausa | Jaipur | Jhunjhunu | Sikar
Jodhpur Division: Barmer | Jaisalmer | Jalore | Jodhpur | Pali | Sirohi
Kota Division: Baran | Bundi | Jhalawar | Kota
Udaipur Division: Banswara | Chittorgarh | Dungarpur | Rajsamand | Udaipur

Coordinates: 25°03′30″N 73°53′02″E / 25.05833, 73.88389

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