World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Tonk district

Article Id: WHEBN0003821056
Reproduction Date:

Title: Tonk district  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Ajmer district, Malpura, Sawai Madhopur district, Rajasthan, Todaraisingh
Collection: 1818 Establishments in India, Districts in Ajmer Division, Districts in India, Districts of Rajasthan, Tonk District
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Tonk district

18. Location in Rajasthan

Tonk District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The city of Tonk is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district is bounded on the north by Jaipur district, on the east by Sawai Madhopur district, on the southeast by Kota district, on the south by Bundi district, on the southwest by Bhilwara district, and on the west by Ajmer district.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Economy 2
  • Divisions 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Culture 5
    • Pilgrimage sites 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Tonk is situated on National Highway No. 12 at distance of 100 km from Jaipur. It is located in northeastern part of the state between 75.19' & 76.16 East longitude and 25.41' and 26.24' North Latitude. The total area of the district is 7194 km2.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Tonk one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Divisions

There are 7 sub-divisions and tehsils: Deoli, Malpura, Newai, Todaraisingh, Tonk, Uniara and Peeplu. Tonk is Nagar-Parishad while Deoli, Malpura, Newai, Todaraisingh and Uniara are Nagar-Palikas. There are 1093 villages in the district according the census 2001.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Tonk district has a population of 1,421,711,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland[3] or the US state of Hawaii.[4] This gives it a ranking of 347th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 198 inhabitants per square kilometre (510/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.33%.[2] Tonk has a sex ratio of 949 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 62.46%.[2]

Culture

Pilgrimage sites

  • Tonk Jama Masjid
  • Arabic Persian Research Institute
  • Sunhari Kothi
  • Lord Devnarayan temple Jodhpuriya
  • Shri Kalyan Ji mandir Diggi
  • Mandakala (Nagarfort)
  • Doonija mandir
  • Jal devi mandir
  • Kalpvriksh of Balunda
  • Jain Temples
  • Badri Nath temple
  • Dadabadi temple[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Swaziland 1,370,424 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Hawaii 1,360,301 
  5. ^ "Pilgrim places of Tonk district". National Informatics Centre. 

External links

  • Official site
  • Tonk District
  • Tonk
  • Tonk district Profile

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.