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Kota district
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Location of Kota district in Rajasthan
Coordinates(Kota, Rajasthan): 25°10′48″N73°49′48″E / 25.18000°N 73.83000°E / 25.18000; 73.83000
Country India
State Rajasthan
Division Kota Division
Headquarters Kota, Rajasthan
Area
  Total5,217 km2 (2,014 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total1,950,491
  Density370/km2 (970/sq mi)
   Urban
60.31 percent
Demographics
   Literacy 76.56
  Sex ratio911
Time zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
Website kota.rajasthan.gov.in

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

Rajasthan State in India

Rajasthan is a state in northern India. The state covers an area of 342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4 percent of the total geographical area of India. It is the largest Indian state by area and the seventh largest by population. Rajasthan is located on the northwestern side of India, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert and shares a border with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab to the northwest and Sindh to the west, along the Sutlej-Indus river valley. Elsewhere it is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast; Madhya Pradesh to the southeast; and Gujarat to the southwest.

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Kota, Rajasthan Metropolis in Rajasthan, India

Kota previously known as Kotah, is a city located in the southeast of northern Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located about 250 kilometres (155 mi) south of the state capital, Jaipur, situated on the banks of Chambal River. With a population of over 1.2 million, it is the third most populous city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur, 46th most populous city of India and 53rd most populous urban agglomeration of India. It serves as the administrative headquarters for Kota district and Kota Division. Kota is a major coaching hub of the country for competitive examination preparations and has a number of engineering and medical coaching institutes. Books like Life in a Nutshell by Nitish Rajpurohit and Harsh Agarwal highlight the life of students in the city.

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During the period around 12th century AD, Rao Deva, a Hada Chieftain conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. In the early 17th century AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the ruler of Bundi -Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture. In Pre Independence days social activist Guru Radha Kishan worked here along with other prominent freedom fighters and organised people against insane policies of the government. He left Kota after local administration came to know about the arrest warrant issued against him for his activities for freedom movement.

Guru Radha Kishan (1925-1996) was an Indian Independence activist and Communist politician.

The district is bounded on the north by Bundi District, on the east by Baran District, on the south by Jhalawar District, and on the west by Chittorgarh District. It is renowned for its IIT JEE preparation as well as medical exams preparation . It is now the hub of educational institutions and is home to Asia's biggest manufacturer of fertilizer.

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Further, Kota is surrounded by four power stations within its 50 km radius. First is Rajasthan atomic power plant which is an atomic power plant and is very near to Kota at a place called Rawatbhata and is situated at a place called Rawatbhata in the Chittorgarh District. Second is Kota Thermal Power plant which generates power from coal and is situated at the bank of Chambal river and is within Kota city. Third is Anta Gas Power plant which generates power from gas and is situated at a place called Anta in the Baran District. and the fourth is Jawahar Sagar Power plant which is hydraulic power plant.

The Rajasthan Atomic Power Station is located at Rawatbhata in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Rawatbhata City in Rajasthan, India

Rawatbhata is a city, tehsil and nager palika in Chittorgarh District, Rajasthan, India. It is 50km from the nearest city, Kota. The city has eight nuclear power stations, an under-construction nuclear fuel complex, and a heavy water plant. Rawatbhata also has one of the biggest dams in Rajasthan, Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, which is built on the Chambal River. The dam is equipped with a 172 MW hydroelectric power station.

Demographics

Religions in Kota District
ReligionPercent
Hindus
85.15%
Muslims
12.51%

According to the 2011 census Kota district has a population of 1,950,491, [1] roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho [2] or the US state of New Mexico. [3] This gives it a ranking of 239th in India (out of a total of 640). [1] The district has a population density of 374 inhabitants per square kilometre (970/sq mi) . [1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 24.35%. [1] Kota has a sex ratio of 906 females for every 1000 males, [1] and a literacy rate of 77.48%. [1]

Demographics of India Aspect of human geography in India

India is the second most populated country in the world with nearly a fifth of the world's population. According to the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects, the population stood at 1,324,171,354.

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Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901227,837    
1911265,002+1.52%
1921257,631−0.28%
1931276,983+0.73%
1941313,464+1.24%
1951330,294+0.52%
1961434,543+2.78%
1971621,295+3.64%
1981898,272+3.76%
19911,220,621+3.11%
20011,568,705+2.54%
20111,951,014+2.20%
source: [4]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population" . Retrieved 1 October 2011. Lesotho 1,924,886
  3. "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  4. Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

Coordinates: 25°10′48″N73°49′48″E / 25.18000°N 73.83000°E / 25.18000; 73.83000

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