Rajasthan at Glance

Rajasthan is arguably one of the most beautiful states in the country. The pink city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and the palaces in the state attract millions of tourists each year. The state is predominantly a desert, yet has made tremendous progress in recent times in the fields of agriculture and infrastructure. The state has a rich heritage and culture with some of the famous Indian kings originating from this part of India and is famous for delicacies world over. The population of Rajasthan has its own way of life and the folk song and dance is world famous.

The Population of Rajasthan according to the 2011 census stands at about 68 million, making it the 8th most populated state in India. The state makes up about 5.6% of the country's population a figure which was about 5.4% during the last census in 2001. The state is spread over an area of about 340000 sq. km. making it the largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 200 and a lot below the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 21% percent which is the 11th highest growth rate in the country.

The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 67% which is a cause for concern and a statistic the authorities must take notice of and look to correct in the years to come. The sex ratio in Rajasthan also leaves a lot to be desired as it lags behind the national average by 10 points. The statistics in the Rajasthan Census 2011 reveal facts that can be taken into consideration by the government in a bid to further its development.

Rajasthan is a favorite tourist destination in terms of rich heritage, strong culture and tradition, with Jaipur zone being located in the heart of Rajasthan and close proximity to India’s capital – Delhi has shown an increase in the tourist level with the time. This has also shown an increase in the tourism industry, thus generating more and more employment opportunities attracting populous to move to this centre. Apart from these government initiatives giving incentives to all the sectors, has also triggered in-migration from not only the surrounding rural areas but also from various districts in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT STATISTICS OF RAJASTHAN

 

INDIA

RAJASTHAN

Year

Actual Population

Actual Population

Person

Male

Female

Person

Male

Female

1951

361,088,090

185,528,462

175,559,628

15970774

-

-

1961

439,234,771

226,293,201

212,941,570

20155602

-

-

1971

548,159,652

284,049,276

264,110,376

25765806

-

-

1981

683,329,097

353,374,460

329,954,637

34261862

-

-

1991

846,421,039

439,358,440

407,062,599

44005990

-

-

2001

1,028,737,436

532,223,090

496,514,346

56507188

29420011

27087177

2011

1,210,193,422

623,724,248

586,469,174

68548437

35550997

32997440

Source: census 2011

Population

1,210,193,422

Urban Population

17080776

Percent to total state population

24.9%

Rural Population

51540236

Percent to total state population

75.1%

Area (km²)

342239

Density (/km²)

201

Sex Ratio

926

Literacy Rate

67.06%

No. of Divisions

7

No. of Districts

33

No. of Statutory Towns

185

(i) No. of Municipal Corporations

5

(ii) No. of Municipalities

166

(iii) No. of Cantonments

1

(iv) No. of Municipal Council

13

No. of Census Towns

12

No. of Teshils

244

No. of Revenue Villages (Including Census Town)

44794

*Panchyat Samities

249

Gram Panchayat

9177

Source : Directorate of Census Operations Rajasthan, Census 2011

* Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department, Rajasthan

 

CITIES AND TOWNS WITH POPULATION ONE LAKH AND ABOVE, 2011

RANK

CITY

POPULATION

1

Jaipur

3,073,350

2

Jodhpur

1,137,815

3

Kota

1001694

4

Bikaner

644406

5

Ajmer

551,360

6

Udaipur

451100

7

Bhilwara

359483

8

Alwar

322568

9

Bharatpur

252838

10

Sikar

244497

11

Ganganagar

237780

12

Pali

230075

13

Tonk

165294

14

Kishangarh

154886

15

Beawar

151152

16

Hanumangarh

150958

17

Dhaulpur

133075

18

Sawai Madhopur

121106

19

Churu

120157

20

Gangapurcity

119090

21

Jhunjhunu

118473

22

Baran

117992

23

Chittorgarh

116406

24

Makrana

116295

25

Hindaun

105452

26

Nagaur

105218

27

Bhiwadi

104921

28

Bundi

104919

29

Sujangarh

101523

30

Banswara

101017

 

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