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Jodhpur District in Rajasthan

Jodhpur District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The city of Jodhpur is the administrative headquarters of the district.

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


Jodhpur is the historic center of the Marwar region. The district contains Mandore, the ancient capital of the Pratihara Rajput kings (6th-13th centuries), and the Pratiharas' temple city of Osiyan. Jodhpur was founded in the 15th century by Rao Jodha, and served as the capital of the kingdom of Marwar under the Rathore Rajput dynasty until after Indian Independence in 1947.


The district is located in the Western state of Rajasthan in India. The district is bounded on the north by Bikaner District, on the northeast by Nagaur District, on the southeast and south by Ajmer District, on the southwest by Pali District, and on the west and northwest by Jaisalmer District.

The district stretches between 26 00’ and 27 37’ at north Latitude and between 72 55’ and 73 52’ at East Longitude. This district is situated at the height between 250–300 meters above sea level.



Jodhpur is famous for its rich history. It is also referred as the Blue City and "Sun City". Blue City is derived due to the blue tinge to the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Other notable places of interest are the Umaid Bhawan Palace which currently serves as a portion for the residence of current Maharaja Gaj Singh's family and remaining portion is a 5 star hotel under the Taj Group of Hotels.


There are five sub-divisions in the district: Jodhpur, Shergarh, Phalodi, Piparcity and Osian. Each sub-division is a tehsil headquarters also, while Luni in Jodhpur and Bilara in Piparcity are additional tehsils. In addition to these there are four independent sub-tehsils:Balesar, Bap, Jhanwar and Tinwari.

Jodhpur City is Municipal Corporation, while Bilara, Phalodi and Piparcity are Municipal Councils. There are 1157 villages under 339 Gram Panchayats.


According to the 2011 census Jodhpur district has a population of 3,685,681,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[2] or the US state of Oklahoma.[3] This gives it a ranking of 73rd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 161 inhabitants per square kilometre (420 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 27.69 %.[1] Jodhpur has a sex ratio of 915 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 67.09 %.[1]


Notable personalities[]

  • Om Thanvi (1957- ) Writer and editor. Born in Phalodi.


  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

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