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Alwar District in Rajasthan

Alwar District is a district in Rajasthan, a state in northern India, with capital in the city of Alwar. The district covers 8,380 sq. km. and is bounded on the north by Haryana state, and on the east by Bharatpur, on the south by Dausa, and on the west by Jaipur districts.

As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Rajasthan (out of 33), after Jaipur and Jodhpur.[1]


The first reference to Alwar goes back to story of Prahald-Hiryanyakashyap, next in Mahabharata where the Pandavas lived their one year in hidden exile (Virat Nagar) called Barath, the area gained prominence under the rulership of Gurjar Pratihars and their allies Badgujars. It was a part of vast Northern Indian empire known as Gurjara - Pratihara. The town previously named as "Matsyanagar", meaning the city of fishes.

The city houses numerous places of historical and tourist interest. The district also has accountable high turnover industries in functioning including the Ashok Leyland, Pepsi, Parryware, Kajaria Ceramics. The city is also famous for the vegetable market connection to the other parts of the country mainly for the onion and mustard seed supply. One of the world famous things is the Milkcake.

Bala Qilla (Fort), situated in the Aravali Hills is one of the best fort present in the rajasthan. It is said that it has been never invaded or conquered by any king. Just behind the bala qilla is the Nikumbh Mahal. There are many small palaces in the city and an old museum with a good collection of paintings, armours, old weapons.

Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in the district. Arvari River flows through this district. Hill Fort Kesroli now a heritage hotel is also near by at Kesroli.

Administrative set up[]

The 11 tehsils of this district are as follows:

Fort in Thanagazi

  • Alwar
  • Thanagazi
  • Rajgarh
  • Laxmangarh
  • Kathumar
  • Ramgarh
  • Tijara
  • Kotkasim
  • Kishangarh
  • Bansur
  • Behror


According to the 2011 census Alwar district has a population of 3,671,999,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[2] or the US state of Oklahoma.[3] This gives it a ranking of 77th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 438 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,130 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.7 %.[1] Alwar has a sex ratio of 894 females for every male,[1] and a literacy rate of 71.68 %.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Oklahoma 3,751,351" 

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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: 27°34′12″N 76°36′00″E / 27.57, 76.6

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