Location & Area
Situated on the Indo-Pak international border, Sri Ganganagar is the northern-most district of Rajasthan state of western India. It is progressing fast towards establishing new dimensions of development. The district came into existence on 26th October, 1927 along with the opening of the Gang Canal by the herculean efforts of Maharaja Ganga Singh of the erstwhile princely state of Bikaner. Later, Hanumangarh district was carved out of it on July 12, 1994. Before the advent of the Gang Canal, Sri Ganganagar was a small village called Ramnagar falling under the Mirzewali Tehsil of the Bikaner State. After the opening of the Gang Canal, a Mandi was set up here. With the increase of irrigation facilities, the area came to be known for its trade and industry. Strewn with the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, the district boasts a unique history of its own.
Sri Ganganagar district is situated in the northern region of Rajasthan between 28°40ʹ to 30°06ʹ north latitude and 72°39ʹ to 74°21ʹ east longitude. The district shares its boundaries with Churu and Bikaner in the south, Hanumangarh in the south-east, Ferozepur district of Punjab in the north-east and Bahawalpur district of Pakistan in the north-west. The total area of Ganganagar district is 10.93 lac hectares out of which 77.5 % area is cultivated. The cultivated area has increased steadily due to fertile land, adequate irrigation facilities and prosperity of the farmers.