Location & Area
|Altitude:||333 metres (1072 feet)|
Dausa District is a district of Rajasthan state in India within Jaipur division. The city of Dausa is the district headquarter. It is located in the north eastern part of Rajasthan at 26.88°N and 76.33°E. The average height of the district above sea level is 333 m. It has a population of 1,634,409 (2011 census), an area of 3404.78 km², and a population density of 384 persons per km² with 62.75% literacy rate. It is bounded on the north by Alwar District, on the northeast by Bharatpur District, on the southeast by Karauli District, on the south by Sawai Madhopur District, and on the west by Jaipur District. The district is divided into Nine tehsils, Baswa, Dausa, Lalsot, Mahwa, Sikrai, Lawan, Nangal Rajawatan, Mandawar and Ramgarh Panchwara. The Sawa and Ban Ganga rivers run through the district. It is situated on the National Highway 11 from Jaipur to Agra. It is 55 km to the east of Jaipur and 103 km from Sawai Madhopur.
The soil of the district is fertile and hence, almost all types of crops can be cultivated in the region. Northern Aravali ranges surround the district safeguarding the climate of the district from the Thar desert.
The major rivers of the district are Banganga and Morel around which 36 dams have been built to store the river water.