Bikaner

Bikaner District, is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The historic city of Bikaner is the district headquarters. Bikaner is also Division with the four district: Bikaner, Churu, Sri Ganganagar and Hanumangarh.

The district is bounded by Ganganagar District to the north, Hanumangarh District to the northeast, Churu District to the east, Nagaur District to the southeast, Jodhpur District to the south, Jaisalmer District to the southwest, and Punjab Province of Pakistan to the northwest.

Bikaner District lies in the Thar Desert. The Indira Gandhi Canal, also known as the Rajasthan Canal, runs through the district from northeast to southwest, providing irrigation water for the district. World famous miracle temple of Karnimata in Deshnok near Bikaner also known as Temple of Rats.

According to the 2011 census Bikaner district has a population of 2,367,745, roughly equal to the nation of Latvia or the US state of New Mexico.This gives it a ranking of 190th in India (out of a total of 640).Area of district is 30247.90sq.km.The district has a population density of 78 inhabitants per square kilometre (200/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 41.42%.Bikaner has a sex ratio of 903 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 65.92%.