(Last Updated on : 10/08/2015)
Geography of Bharatpur district
is determined by its location in the state of Rajasthan.
Latitudinal Extent of Bharatpur
Bharatpur is situated 100 metres above sea-level, between the north latitudes of 26 degrees 22 minutes and 27 degrees 83 minutes and the east longitudes of 76 degrees 53 minutes and 78 degrees 17 minutes.
Extension of Bharatpur
The northern border of the district touches the Rewari and Gurgaon district
, the eastern border touches the Mathura district, the Southern border touches the Agra
district in the state of Uttar Pradesh
and the Dholpur district of Rajasthan. It touches Dausa district
in the South-west and Alwar district
in the North-west. The district covers a total area of 5,066 Sq. Kms.
Rivers of Bharatpur
There are three main seasonal rivers in the district- Ban Ganga River
, Rooparel and Gambhir River
. The Ban Ganga starts from Ramgarh Dam of Jaipur district, passes from Bharatpur and meets in the River Gambhir near tehsil Bayana of Bharatpur district
. Gambhir River starts from the Pachana Dam of Karoli district and after passing from Bharatpur meets Yamuna River
in Uttar Pradesh. Rooparel River starts from the hills of Alwar district, and enters into Bharatpur from tehsil Kaman. Instead of this a Dam Bandh Baaretha is made near the village Baaretha on river Kakund which starts from the hills of the Karoli district. The water of this dam is used for drinking and irrigation purposes of the district. The capacity of this dam is 684.00 million cusses. Main minerals of the district are silica sand, sand, stone etc.
Bharatpur is accessible by road from Agra (55 km. or 34 miles) and Jaipur
(185 km. or 115miles). It is 1,207 km. (750 miles) from Mumbai
on the broad-gauge line of the Western Railway. All important places of Bharatpur are connected by roads. In the district, total length of roads is 1994.4 km. In the district 317 village panchayat and 911 villages are connected by roads.