Districts of Rajasthan - Rajasthan GK (General Knowledge) in English

Districts of Rajasthan - Rajasthan GK (General Knowledge) in English
Posted on 17-12-2022

Districts of Rajasthan

Rajasthan came into existence in its present form on 1 November 1956. At this time there was a total of 26 districts in Rajasthan.

26th District-Ajmer-1 November 1956

27th District - Dholpur - On 15th April 1982, it was separated from Bharatpur and became a new district.

28th District – Bandra – On 10th April 1991, it was separated from Kota and became a new district.

29th District - Dausa - On April 10, 1991, it was separated from Jaipur and became a new district.

30th District - Rajsamand - On April 10, 1991, it was separated from Udaipur and became a new district.

31st District - Hanumangarh - On July 12, 1994, it was carved out from Sri Ganganagar to form a new district.

32nd District - Karauli On July 19, 1997, it was separated from Sawai Madhopur and became a new district.

33rd District - Pratapgarh - On January 26, 2008, it was separated from three districts and became a new district.

  1. Chittorgarh- Chhoti Saddi, Arnod, Pratapgarh Tehsil
  2. Udaipur-Dhariabad Tehsil
  3. Banswara- Pipalkhut Tehsil

Pratapgarh district was created on the recommendation of the Parmesh Chand Committee. Pratapgarh district started its work on April 1, 2008. Pratapgarh was known as Kanthal and Devla/Devaliya in ancient times.


The Taj Mahal of Kanthal - Kaka Saheb's dargah.

Kanthal's Ganga - Mahi river.

The largest district of Rajasthan - Jaisalmer (38401 sq. Km.).

Jaisalmer is the third largest district in India. The largest district is the Kutch (45,612 sq km) district of Gujarat. The second largest district in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Smallest district of Rajasthan - Dhaulpur (3033 sq. Km.).

Jaisalmer is 12.66 times bigger than Dhaulpur.

The smallest district of India is the Mahe (9 sq km) district of Pondicherry.

Jaipur (66.26 lakh) is the largest district in terms of the 2011 census. Whereas Jaisalmer (6.69 lakh) is the smallest district.

Shapes of the districts of Rajasthan

  • Sikar - Cup-shaped/Crescent
  • Jaisalmer - Irregular polygon
  • Jodhpur - Australia / Mayurakar
  • Barmer - like a different India
  • Dausa - Arched
  • Karauli - Duck Maker
  • Tonk - Kite / Quadrilateral
  • Ajmer - Triangular
  • Bhilwara - roughly rectangular
  • Chittor - Horseshoe like


Ganganagar city of Rajasthan used to be a big village Ramgnagar earlier.

In terms of area, the largest district of Rajasthan is Jaisalmer (38401 sq km), which is the third largest district of India (first - Kutch, second - Ladakh or Leh) and the smallest district is Dholpur (3033 km).

In terms of population, the largest district is Jaipur (66.63 lakh) and the smallest district is Jaisalmer (6.72 lakh).

The biggest city of the state is Jaipur and the smallest city is Borkheda (Banswara).

Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan has been given the noun of a polygon with seven directions.

The shape of the Sikar district of Rajasthan is similar to a half moon or cup.

The shape of the Tonk district of Rajasthan is considered to be kite shaped.

The shape of the Ajmer district of Rajasthan is considered to be triangular.

The shape of the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan is similar to a horse shoe.

Two districts of Rajasthan are divided into districts 1. Ajmer - Tadgarh 2. Chittorgarh - Rawatbhata

Divisions of Rajasthan

To run the country better and to maintain the system better, the country is divided into states. The states are then divided into districts. Rajasthan has divisions between states and districts. Divisions are made by joining several districts.

There are currently 7 divisions in Rajasthan.

  1. Jaipur Division- Jaipur, Dausa, Sikar, Alwar, Jhunjhunu
  2. Jodhpur Division- Jodhpur, Jalore, Pali, Barmer, Sirohi, Jaisalmer
  3. Bharatpur Division- Bharatpur, Dhaulpur, Karauli, Sawaimadhopur
  4. Ajmer Division- Ajmer, Bhilwara, Tonk, Nagaur
  5. Kota Division- Kota, Bundi, Bandra, Jhalawar
  6. Bikaner Division- Bikaner, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Churu
  7. Udaipur Division- Udaipur, Rajsamand, Dungarpur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh

The divisional system was started in Rajasthan in 1949 by the Hiralal Shastri government. In April 1962, the divisional system was abolished by the Mohanlal Sukhadia government. The divisional system was reintroduced on January 15, 1987, by the Hari Dev Joshi government.

Ajmer was made the sixth division of Rajasthan in 1987. It was separated from the Jaipur division and became a new division. On June 4, 2005, Bharatpur was created as the 7th division of Rajasthan.


First nominated Chief Minister of the state - Hira Lal Shastri (1949-1951).

When were the first general elections of Rajasthan? - January 1952.

How many seats were there in the assembly in the first general election? - there were 160 seats

When and where did the first meeting of the Legislative Assembly take place? - on 29 March 1952 at Sawai Mansingh Town Hall.

The first Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1952–1957) was inaugurated on 31 March 1952.

First elected Chief Minister of the state - Tikaram Paliwal (1952).

Record of being the Chief Minister for the most - Mohanlal Sukhadia (17 years).

The maker of modern Rajasthan - Mohanlal Sukhadia.

The leader who was the Chief Minister for the shortest period - was Hiralal Devpura (16 days).

First Chief Minister of Scheduled Caste in Rajasthan - Jagannath Pahadia (Bhusawar-Bharatpur).

When was the new Vidhan Sabha building built? - in 2001.

The stones of which places have been used in this - are the stones of Jodhpur and Karoli. Name the Maharaja of Rajasthan who remained the Rajpramukh even after independence – Sawai Mansingh (1949-1956).


Districts - Jaipur, Dausa, Sikar, Alwar, Jhunjhunu 

Area - 36,615 sq km.

  1. highest population
  2. highest density
  3. highest scheduled caste percentage population
  4. Highest literacy - 72.99


Districts - Jodhpur, Barmer, Pali, Jalore, Sirohi, Jaisalmer 

Area - 1,17,800 sq km.

  1. maximum area
  2. highest decadal growth rate
  3. Lowest literacy - 59.57
  4. highest international border
  5. Large in area on international/intrastate border
  6. Divisional Headquarters away from International/Interstate Border


Districts - Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh 

Area - 64,708 sq km.

  1. highest scheduled caste population
  2. minimum international limit
  3. Divisional Headquarters Near International Border
  4. Small division in the area on the international border
  5. Division with the least number of rivers (no river flows in Bikaner and Churu districts)



Districts - Ajmer, Bhilwara, Nagaur, Tonk 

Area - 43,848 sq km.

  1. Central Division of Rajasthan
  2. minimum interstate border
  3. Division bordering all 6 divisions


Districts - Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Dungarpur, Banswara, Pratapgarh (6 Districts - Trick: Proper King's Duba Pratap)

Area - 36, 942 sq. km.

  1. most scheduled tribes
  2. highest sex ratio
  3. highest international border
  4. The division that forms the inter-state border twice



Districts - Kota, Jhalawar, Baran, Bundi

Area - 24,204 sq km.

  1. minimum population
  2. Division with most rivers (District with rivers – Chittorgarh)


Districts - Bharatpur, Sawai Madhopur, Karauli, Dhaulpur 

Area - 18,122 sq km.

On June 4, 2005, Bharatpur was created as the 7th division of Rajasthan.

Bharatpur division was carved out of two divisions which are as follows.

Bharatpur and Dholpur were taken from the Jaipur division and Sawai Madhopur and Karauli were taken from the Kota division.

  1. small in the area on the interstate border
  2. Divisional Headquarters near the inter-state border

International border

Divisions making international border – Bikaner and Jodhpur

Division making maximum international border - Jodhpur

Division making minimum international border – Bikaner

Divisional Headquarters near International Border- Bikaner

Divisional Headquarters away from International Border - Jodhpur

Large division in the area on the international border – Jodhpur

Small division in the area on the international border – Bikaner


Inter-state border

Division making the inter-state border - Seven 

The division that forms the maximum inter-state border - Udaipur

The division making the minimum inter-state border - Ajmer

Divisional headquarter near the inter-state border- Bharatpur

Divisional headquarter away from the inter-state border- Jodhpur

Large division in the area on the international border - Jodhpur

Small division in the area on the international border - Bharatpur

The division that created the international border twice – Udaipur (two parts of Chittorgarh)

Intermediate Division of Rajasthan – Ajmer

The division bordering all the 6 divisions – Ajmer

Division with most rivers – Kota (District with rivers – Chittorgarh)

The least rivers division – Bikaner (no river flows in Bikaner and Churu district)

At present Rajasthan has 2 divisions (Jodhpur and Udaipur) with 6 districts and one Jaipur division with 5 districts. And there are 4 divisions (Bikaner, Kota, Bharatpur, Ajmer) with 4 districts.

Before June 4, 2005, Jaipur had 7 districts, Jodhpur and Kota had 6 districts, Udaipur had 5 districts, and Bikaner and Ajmer had 4 districts.

Important question

1. Rajasthan Day is celebrated on? March 30.

2. It was decided to transfer the administration of Matsya Sangh to Rajasthan. - In the year 1949 (on 15th May 1949 when Matsya Sangh was merged into United Greater Rajasthan.)

3. The geographical region of Rajputana was named Rajasthan. - 1 November 1956

4. Who was the Prime Minister of Greater Rajasthan? - Hiralal Shastri

5. Rajasthan was formed by the integration of how many princely states and places? - 19 princely states and 3 bases.

In which district did the war of Khanwa between Maharana Sanga and Babur take place in 1527 AD? - Bharatpur |

7. Who gave his property to Maharana Pratap? - Bhamashah |

8. Where was the capital of Maharana Pratap after the war of Diber (October 1582)? Chavand.

9. In the history of Mewar, which maidservant sacrificed her child to save the prince? - Pannadhay |

10. Ajayraj Chohan was the founder? - of Ajmer |

11. Where did the coronation of Maharana Pratap take place? - in Gogunda |

12. Which Rajput ruler assumed the title of Adivaraha? - Mihirbhoj I (He belonged to the Gurjar Pratihar dynasty).

13. Which queen cut off her head and presented it when her husband asked for a sign while going to the battlefield? - Hadi Rani |

14. Which dynasty of Rajputs ruled Jaipur? - Kachhwaha |

15. The copper city civilization was called? - Civilization of Ahd |

16. Where is Kalibanga situated? - Hanuman Garh |

17. At which place the evidence of Mauryan civilization has been found? - Viratnagar Jaipur |

18. From where have the remains of Praak Indus Civilization and Indus Civilization been found? - from Kalibanga

19. Evidence of growing two crops simultaneously in the same field has been found in the ancient Harappan levels. - From Kalibanga |

20. Where are the remains of Buddhist culture found in Rajasthan? - Viratnagar Jaipur |

21. Where are Buddhist monasteries found in Rajasthan? - Virat Nagar Jaipur |

22. Where are the archives of Rajasthan located? - Bikaner |

23. Who wrote the Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan? - Colonel James Todd |

24. Where was James Tod the political agent? - of Western Rajasthan State.

25. During the Mughal siege of Chittor in 1567-1568, two Rajput chieftains gave up their lives defending the fort. - Jaimal, Patta |

26. The only Muslim Sardar who was with Maharana Pratap in the Haldi Ghanti war? - Hakim Khan Suri |

27. Who founded the Mewar Praja Mandal - Manikya Lal Verma.

28. Which royal family of Rajputana had given protection to Praja Mandal? - Jhalawar.

29. Which region of Rajasthan took the initiative in starting the peasant movement - Mewar.

30. Who was the pioneer of the Bijolia farmer's movement - Sadhu Sitaram Das.

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