Churu

Churu district is a district of the Indian state of Rajasthan in western India. The town of Churu is the administrative headquarters of the district.

Churu lies in the Jangladesh region of northern Rajasthan and shares boundaries with the Hanumangarh District to the north, the Haryana state to the east, the Jhunjhunun and Sikar districts to the southeast, the Nagaur District to the south, and the Bikaner District to the west.

The district has an area of approximately 16,830 km², with a road length of 1901 km. The 2011 population was approximately 2,041,171. The gender ratio is 938 females per 1,000 males; literacy among residents is 67.46%. There are 6 tehsils in the district: Churu, Ratangarh, Taranagar, Rajgarh, Sardarshahar, and Sujangarh.

The major crops include bajra and gram. The major minerals found in the district are copper and gypsum.

Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Sardarshahar, Tarangar, Rajgarh, Ratannagar, Chapper, Bidasar and Rajaldesar are the other major towns in the district. The Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, a blackbuck sanctuary, has more than 1,680 black bucks and migratory birds. It is a major attraction for wildlife enthusiasts. Other attractions include the grand palatial Havelies in the towns of Ratannagar, Ratangarh and Sardarshahar, the Hanuman temple at Salasar and the Venkateshwar temple at Sujangarh, the birthplace of local deity, Goga Pir, in Dadrewa. The Bhadrakali Temple at Rajaldesar is popular among Shakta Tantra followers from all over India, which was established by Anant Shri Vibhushit Dandi Swami Jogendrashram ji Maharaj. Baba Phool Nath Temple at Nawa, Rajgarh is popular and related to NATH Community.

According to the 2011 census, Churu district has a population of approximately 2,041,172, roughly equal to the nation of Botswana or the US state of New Mexico.This gives it a ranking of 224th in India (out of a total of 640 districts).The district has a population density of 148 inhabitants per square kilometre (380/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-11 was approximately 6.1%.Churu has a sex ratio of 938 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of about 67.46%.