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Churu District

churu district
चूरु जिला
District of Rajasthan
Location of churu district in Rajasthan
Location of churu district in Rajasthan
Country India
State Rajasthan
Administrative division Bikaner Division
Headquarters Churu
Tehsils Churu, Ratangarh, Taranagar, Rajgarh, Sardarshahar, Sujangarh, Bidasar
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Churu
Area
 • Total 13,858 km2 (5,351 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,041,171
 • Urban 576,480
Demographics
 • Literacy 67.46%
Major highways NH-52
Average annual precipitation 43cm mm
Website Official website

Churu district (Hindi: चुरू जिला) is a district of the Indian state of Rajasthan in western India. The town of Churu is the administrative headquarters of the district.

Churu lies in the Jangladesh region of northern Rajasthan and shares boundaries with the Hanumangarh District to the north, the Haryana state to the east, the Jhunjhunun and Sikar districts to the southeast, the Nagaur District to the south, and the Bikaner District to the west.

The district has an area of approximately 16,830 km², with a road length of 1901 km. The 2011 population was approximately 2,041,171. The gender ratio is 938 females per 1,000 males; literacy among residents is 67.46%. There are 6 tehsils in the district: Churu, Ratangarh, Taranagar, Rajgarh, Sardarshahar, and Sujangarh.

The major crops include bajra and gram. The major minerals found in the district are copper and gypsum.

Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Sardarshahar, Tarangar, Rajgarh, Ratannagar, Chapper, Bidasar and Rajaldesar are the other major towns in the district. The Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, a blackbuck sanctuary, has more than 1,680 black bucks and migratory birds. It is a major attraction for wildlife enthusiasts. Other attractions include the grand palatial Havelies in the towns of Ratannagar, Ratangarh and Sardarshahar, the Hanuman temple at Salasar and the Venkateshwar temple at Sujangarh, the birthplace of local deity, Goga Pir, in Dadrewa. The Bhadrakali Temple at Rajaldesar is popular among Shakta Tantra followers from all over India, which was established by Anant Shri Vibhushit Dandi Swami Jogendrashram ji Maharaj. Baba Phool Nath Temple at Nawa, Rajgarh is popular and related to NATH Community.



  • Cultivators: 73.17%
  • Agricultural laborers: 3.16%
  • Processing, servicing, and repairs: 2.26%
  • Other workers: 21.41%
  • Wheat: 60,654 tonnes
  • Rapeseed and Mustard: 24,705 tonnes
  • Pulses: 9,594 tonnes
  • Gram: 316 tonnes
  • Bajra: 2545467 tonnes
  • Public call offices: 682
  • Post offices: 392
  • Telegraph offices: 89
  • Telephone exchanges: 83
  • Primary and middle schools: 1,472
  • Secondary and higher secondary schools: 207
  • Private BED Colleges: 14
  • Post graduate and under graduate: 11
  • ITIs: 5
  • Government BED Colleges: 1
  • Large and Medium Scale Units: 2
  • Small Scale Units: 3,963
  • Industrial Areas: 6
  • Aluminium utensils
  • Blanket weaving
  • Cement production
  • Churan
  • Chatni
  • Guargum
  • Hand loomed cloth
  • Iron and steel fabrication
  • Oil production
  • Salt production
  • Sewing machine (DABLA)
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