Coordinates: 28°36′20″N 76°39′20″E / 28.60556°N 76.65556°E / 28.60556; 76.65556

Jhajjar is located in Haryana
Location of Jhajjar in Haryana
Jhajjar is located in India
Jhajjar (India)
Coordinates: 28°36′20″N 76°39′20″E / 28.60556°N 76.65556°E / 28.60556; 76.65556
Country India
220 m (720 ft)
 • Total48,424[1]
Vehicle registrationHR-14

Jhajjar is a town in Jhajjar district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is situated on the road connecting Rewari to Rohtak (NH-352), Loharu to Meerut (NH334B), Charkhi Dadri to Delhi and Gurgaon to Bhiwani. Jhajjar is located 55 km (34 mi) west of Delhi.[2]

Jhajjar is famous for valour and courage of its soldiers in defence forces. Mainly Jhajjar is well known for a larger percentage of youngsters joining Indian Army. Former Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is a well known example from Jhajjar. Also for their participation in 1857 rebellion, three main chiefs of Haryana were tried and hanged at Kotwali in Chandani Chowk of Old Delhi. Nahar Singh, the Raja of Ballabhgarh, was hanged on 9 January 1858. Abdur Rehman, Nawab of Jhajjar, was hanged on 23 January 1858. Ahmad Ali, Nawab of Farrukhnagar, was hanged on 23 January 1858.[3]

The area occupied by Jhajjar district is 1,890 km2 and its population was 7,09,000 in 2001. The district consists of 2 industrial areas with 2408 plots. The basic industries are ceramics, glass, chemicals, engineering, electrical & electronics. There are 48 large and medium units 213 small scale units with the total investment of Rs. 3400 million ($76.5 million) and workforce of 8248. Major crops grown here are rice, wheat and maize. The total irrigated agricultural land is about 670 km2.

The town is said to have been founded by Chhaju and Chhajunagar was changed to Jhajjar. It is also derived from Jharnaghar, a natural fountain. A third derivation is from Jhajjar, a water vessel, because the surface drainage of the country for miles around runs into the town as into a sink.


Jhajjar is listed in the Ain-i-Akbari as a pargana under Delhi sarkar, producing a revenue of 1,422,451 dams for the imperial treasury and supplying a force of 1000 infantry and 60 cavalry.[4]


As of 2011, Jhajjar District had a population of 956,907. Males constitute 54% of the population and females constitute 46%. Jhajjar has an average literacy rate of 80.83%, higher than the national average of 74%. Male literacy is 89.44%, and female literacy is 70.16%.[1] According to the 2011 census Jhajjar district has a population of 956,907, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Montana. This gives it a ranking of 456th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 522 inhabitants per square kilometer (1,350 /sq. mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.73%.Jhajjar has a sex ratio of 861 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 80.8%.

In the 2011 National Census, it was found that Jhajjar district has the lowest sex ratio in India of the 0-6 group, with just 774 girls to 1,000 boys. Two villages in Jhajjar have extremely low gender-ratios: Bahrana and Dimana have gender ratios of 378 girls to 1,000 boys and 444 girls to 1,000 boys respectively. In Jhajjar, parents are able to illegally learn the gender of the fetus through secret early morning ultrasounds at registered clinics and through the use of code-words, Ladoo for boy and Jalebi for girl; these families often go on to abort female fetuses.



Religion in Jhajjar City
Religion Population (1911)[5] Percentage (1911) Population (1941)[6]: 30  Percentage (1941)
Hinduism Om.svg[a] 5,948 56.02% 6,576 47.24%
Islam Star and Crescent.svg 4,614 43.46% 7,188 51.64%
Sikhism Khanda.svg 2 0.02% 80 0.57%
Christianity Christian cross.svg 4 0.04% 2 0.01%
Others [b] 49 0.46% 73 0.52%
Total Population 10,617 100% 13,919 100%


Religion in Jhajjar Tehsil
Religion Population (1941)[6]: 58  Percentage (1941)
Hinduism Om.svg[a] 230,090 88.63%
Islam Star and Crescent.svg 29,132 11.22%
Sikhism Khanda.svg 176 0.07%
Christianity Christian cross.svg 48 0.02%
Others [c] 174 0.07%
Total Population 259,620 100%


Jhajjar has its own railway station, with code JHJ. The railway station of the city is situated on Delhi-Jhajjar-Dadri Road. The station supports four trains, including the first CNG train of India and the Jaipur-Chandigarh Intercity train.

Jhajjar City has Haryana's largest Bus Station(I.S.B.T) situated on Rohtak-Jhajjar-Rewari NH-71. This new bus station has an area of 38 acres, including parks for students.

Notable people[edit]

Notable schools[edit]

  • Little Angels Senior Secondary School

DAV Public School

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Name Derivation". Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  3. ^ Satish Chandra Mittal, 1986, Haryana, a Historical place Perspective, p58.
  4. ^ Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak; Jarrett, Henry Sullivan (translator) (1891). The Ain-i-Akbari. Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal. p. 286. Retrieved 21 January 2021. {{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ "Census of India 1911. Vol. 14, Punjab. Pt. 1, Report". Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  6. ^ a b "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  7. ^ Wins gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championship; father seeks DSP's post for grappler, The Tribune, 14-May-2017
  1. ^ a b 1941 census: Including Ad-Dharmis
  2. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated
  3. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated