is a district of Rajasthan state
of western India
. The town of Churu
is the administrative headquarters of the district.
Churu lies in the Jangladesh
region of northern Rajasthan
. Churu lies in 28° 18' N latitude and 74° 58' E longitude.
It is bounded by Hanumangarh District
to the north, Haryana
state to the east, Jhunjhunun
districts to the southeast, Nagaur District
to the south, and Bikaner District
to the west.
The district has an area 16,830 km², with a road length of 1901 km. The population is 1,922,908. The sex ratio is 948 females per thousand males and literacy percentage is 66.97%. There are 6 tehsils in the district, namely - Churu
, and Sujangarh
. The major crops are bajra
. The major minerals found in the district are copper
| KK Pathak| IAS (Indian Administrative Service)| October 2010
Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Sardarshahar, Tarangar, Rajgarh, Ratannagar, Chapper, Bidasar and Rajaldesar are the other major towns in the district. Tal Chhapar Sanctuary
sanctuary, having more than 1680 black bucks and migratory birds, is the major attraction for wild life enthusiasts. The other attractions are grand palatial Havelies
in Ratannagar, Ratangarh and Sardarshahar towns, the Hanuman temple at Salasar
, the Venkateshwar temple at Sujangarh, the birth place of local deity Goga Pir in Dadrewa and the... Read More