Barmer, Rajasthan

Barmer, Rajasthan

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Barmer (Hindi: बाड़मेर) is the headquarters of the Barmer district in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is a city and a municipality.

Origin of name

The name Barmer is derived from the ruler Bahada Rao Parmar (Panwar) or Bar Rao Parmar (Panwar) who is said to have founded the town in the 13th century, when it was named Bahadamer (“The Hill Fort of Bahada”).jasol village of barmertempale of majisa

Demographics

India census, Barmer had a population of 83,517. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Barmer has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the males and 37% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.In 2008 barmer's estimated populaton is 104000.

Geography

Barmer is located at . It has an average elevation of 227&nbsp;metres (744&nbsp;feet).The total area of Barmer district is 28387 km². The whole district lies between 24°58′ - 26°32′ N and 70°5′ – 72°52′. On its north is Jaisalmer, to the south is Jalore, and Pali and Jodhpur are to the east. Pakistan is 270 km to the west.

Barmer district is 3,727 ft (1,136 m) above sea level and 22 km in length. The longest river in the district is the Luni. It is 480 km in length and drain into the Gulf of Kutch passing through Jalore. The variation in temperature in various seasons is quite high....
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