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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Sawai Madhopur.
Sawai Madhopur District is a district of Rajasthanstate in western India. Sawai Madhopur is the chief town and district headquarters. The district has an area of 4500 km², and a population of 1,116,031 with a population density of 248 persons per km². It is bounded by Dausa District on the north, Karauli District on the northwest and west, the Chambal River, and across it Madhya Pradesh state and Kota District, on the southwest, Bundi District to the southeast, and Tonk District to the east. It contains Khandar, Bonli, Bamanwas, Gangapur, Sawaimadhopur (urban) and Tahasil. The wildlife sanctuary and historic fortress of Ranthambore, a Project Tiger reserve, lies in the district.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sawai Madhopur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Sawai Madhopur district has a population of 1,338,114, roughly equal to the nation of Mauritius or the US state of Maine. This gives it a ranking of 362nd in India (out of a total of 640).
The district has a population density of 297 inhabitants per square kilometre (770 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.79 %. Sawai Madhopur has a sex ratio of 894 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.19 %.