Geographical and Physical Features

Spread across an area of 5037 sq km, Banswara district is located in the southern part of the state of Rajasthan at 23°55’ N and 74°45’ E. Its height above sea level is around 302 m. In the north of Banswara, Dhariawad Tehsil of Udaipur district and Mahendragarh districtshare their borders with Banswara. In the south, it is bound by Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. In the east of Banswarais Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh and in the west, Sagwara and Aspur Tehsils of Dungarpur district are located. Banswara also shares its boundaries with Panchmahal district of Gujarat in the south-west.

The main river flowingthrough the district is River Mahi whose origin is at Amjera Hills in Madhya Pradesh. Anas, Erav, Chanp, Kagdi and Haran are its main tributaries.

At a distance of 16 km from Banswara town is built the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam which is utilised to collect the river water and water from the rainfall.

Banswara district experiences an annual rainfall of 82.59 cm and the main crops of the region are Wheat, Maize, Gram and Cotton.

The major minerals found in this region are Dolomite, Soapstone, Graphite, Limestone and Rock Phosphate.