Balotra


Balotra

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Balotra | type = city | latd = 25.83 | longd = 72.23
locator_position = right | state_name = Rajasthan
district = Barmer
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altitude = 106
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 61,724| population_density =
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area_telephone = 02988
postal_code = 344022
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Balotra is a town in Barmer District of Rajasthan state in India. It is about 100 km from Jodhpur. The town is famous for hand block printing and textile industry and for an annual desert and tribal fair at Tilwara. The town is well connected with Jodhpur by rail and buses at frequent intervals. Night buses to Ahmedabad are also available .

From Balotra towards Jalore (14 km) there is world's second Brahma Temple in the village of Asotra built by late Brahmarshi Sant Khetaramji Maharaj. Famous Rani Bhatiyaniji temple is also here in village named Jasol 4 km from Balotra. About 13 km away from Balotra is located the famous Jain Temple Nakoda. The place receives religious devotees from across India. temple The town is home to more than 800 textile units and is located on the coast of the river Luni.

Geography

Balotra is located at coord|25.83|N|72.23|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/24/Balotra.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Balotra] ] It has an average elevation of 106 metres (347 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Balotra had a population of 61,724. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Balotra has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the males and 37% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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