Baran district

Baran district is a district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The headquarters of the district are located at the city of Baran.[2]

Rajastan Baran district
Coordinates: 25°06′N 76°31′E / 25.1°N 76.52°E
 • Total6,992.00 km2 (2,699.63 sq mi)
262 m (860 ft)
 • Total[1]
 • Rank1222755
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code07453
Vehicle registrationRJ-28
WebsiteBaran District


Before Indian independence in 1947, most of present-day Baran District was part of the princely state of Kota. It was formed on 10 April 1991 by carving out Kota district.[3]

The 10th century Bhand Deva Temple in the style of Khajuraho Group of Monuments is situated on the banks of a pond in the centre of the 4 km wide Ramgarh crater about 40 km from the city of Baran, Rajasthan as well as 240 km from the Dhala crater.


Ramgarh Crater
The Ramgarh Crater as seen from an aeroplane

Baran is located at 25°06′N 76°31′E / 25.1°N 76.52°E.[4] It has an average elevation of 262 metres (859 feet). Located in the Kota Plateau of Vindhya range, district is the location of famour Ramgarh crater made from the meteorite strike.


Kali Sindh River Near Sawai Madhopur 2
Parvati baran
Parvati River-by-H.N.Singh

Kali Sindh, Parvati River, Parwan River, Andheri, Ban-Ganga are the major rivers.


The City has a dry climate except in the monsoon seasons. The winter season runs from mid of November to February and summer season runs from March to mid of June. The period from mid of June to September is the monsoon season followed by the months October to mid of November constitute the post monsoon or the retreating monsoon. The average rainfall in the district is 895.2mm. January is the coldest month with the average daily maximum temperature of 24.3'C and the average daily minimum temperature of 10.6'C.


According to the 2011 census the Baran district had a population of 1,222,755.[2] It roughly equals to the nation of Trinidad and Tobago[5] or the US state of New Hampshire.[6] This gives it a ranking of 389th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 175 inhabitants per square kilometre (450/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.8%. Baran has a sex ratio of 926 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 67.38%.[2]



The city is connected with neighbouring districts and with major cities outside the state. National Highway No.76 (now National Highway No. 27) passes through the district. National Highway No.76 (now National Highway No. 27) is a part of East-West Corridor.


The nearest major airports are located at Jaipur International Airport, Udaipur Airport, and Jodhpur Airport. These airports connect Rajasthan with the major cities of India such as Delhi and Mumbai. There are two other airports in Kota and Jaisalmer, but are not open for commercial/civilian flights yet.


Baran station is situated on Kota-Bina section of Western Central Railways. It is about 67 km from Kota Junction.


Typical dishes include Dal Baati Churma, Roti (chapati).


  1. ^ "Population".
  2. ^ a b c d "District Census Handbook - Baran" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 10–11, 14. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Home".
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Baran, India".
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Trinidad and Tobago 1,227,505 July 2011 est.
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Hampshire 1,316,470

Coordinates: 25°06′00″N 76°30′36″E / 25.10000°N 76.51000°E

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Baran, Rajasthan

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Guna district

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On 15 August 2003 Guna District was split in two, with the eastern portion becoming Ashoknagar District.

Jhalawar district

Jhalawar district is one of the 33 districts of Rajasthan state in western India. The district is bounded on the northwest by Kota district, on the northeast by Baran district, on the east by Guna district of Madhya Pradesh state, on the south by Rajgarh and Shajapur districts of Madhya Pradesh state and on the west by Ratlam, Mandsaur and Nimach districts of Madhya Pradesh state. The district occupies an area of 6928 km². The district is part of Kota division. The historical city of Jhalawar is the administrative headquarters of the district

Jhalawar–Baran (Lok Sabha constituency)

Jhalawar–Baran Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 25 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Rajasthan state in western India. This constituency came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies, based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002. This constituency covers the entire Jhalawar and Baran districts.

Kali Sindh River

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Kawai Thermal Power Station

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Kota district

Kota District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The city of Kota is the administrative headquarters of the district.

During the period around 12th century AD, Rao Deva, a Hada Chieftain conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. In the early 17th century AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the ruler of Bundi -Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture. In Pre Independence days social activist Guru Radha Kishan worked here along with other prominent freedom fighters and organised people against insane policies of the government. He left Kota after local administration came to know about the arrest warrant issued against him for his activities for freedom movement.

The district is bounded on the north by Bundi District, on the east by Baran District, on the south by Jhalawar District, and on the west by Chittorgarh District. It is renowned for its IIT JEE preparation as well as medical exams preparation . It is now the hub of educational institutions and is home to Asia's biggest manufacturer of fertilizer.

Further, Kota is surrounded by four power stations within its 50 km radius. First is Rajasthan atomic power plant which is an atomic power plant and is very near to Kota at a place called Rawatbhata and is situated at a place called Rawatbhata in the Chittorgarh District. Second is Kota Thermal Power plant which generates power from coal and is situated at the bank of Chambal river and is within Kota city. Third is Anta Gas Power plant which generates power from gas and is situated at a place called Anta in the Baran District. and the fourth is Jawahar Sagar Power plant which is hydraulic power plant.

Mangrol, Rajasthan

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