Geographical & Physical Features
Spread across an area of 28,387 sq km, Barmer district is the third largest district of Rajasthan. It is located between 24°58’ and 26°32’ N and between 70°05’ and 72°52’ E. The district forms a part of the Thar desert and is situated in the western part of the State. It shares its borders with Jaisalmer in the north, Pali and Jodhpur in the east, Jalore in the south and Pakistan in the west.
The main river of the district is River Luni which is 480 km in length and meets the Gulf of Kutch flowing through Jalore.
The district experiences an average annual rainfall of 277 mm. Between August 16 to 25, 2016, the district experienced a heavy rainfall of 549 mm which caused a lot of damage and village Kawas got completely submerged due to this natural calamity. After this, there were 20 artificial lakes formed to protect the area from floods. Six of them cover an area of more than 10 sq km.
|No. of sub-Districts||8|
|No. of Towns||4|
|No. of Statutory Towns||2|
|No. of Census Towns||2|
|No. of Villages||2460|
|Land Use (Agriclture Statistics of Rajasthan --DES)|
|1.||Average land holding (hect.) (Census of Agriculture)||5.00 (Hact.)|
|2.||% of Forest to reporting area (Geographical Area)||1.18 %|
|3.||% of Net irrigated Area to net Area Sown||11.60 %|
|4.||% of Gross irrgated Area to Gross Area Sown||15.60 %|
|S.No||Tehsil||Rainfall from June 2014 to September 2014 (in mm)|