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Pokhran is a city and a municipality located in the Jaisalmer district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a remote location in the Thar Desert region and served as the test site for India's first underground nuclear weapon detonation.GeographySurrounded by rocks, sand and five salt ranges, its Hindi name Pokhran (पोखरण) means "place of five mirages". It is located en route between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur or Bikaner at and has an average elevation of 233 metres (764 feet).DemographicsAccording to 2011 Indian census, Pokhran had a population of 28457. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Pokhran has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 74.0%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 41%. In Pokhran, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.Former rulers Seat of Chief of the Champawats, a sub-clan of Rathores of the state of Marwar-Jodhpur. Bhawani Singh of Pokhran (b. 1911) was the last jagirdar of Pokhran before Indian independence. He was Sessions Judge and was elected to the 1st Lok Sabha, the Lower house of Indian parliament from Barmer-Jalore constituency, after getting elected as an Independent candidate in the Indian general election, 1952.Pokaran is in Jaisalmer District. Plan your holiday in Pokaran and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our India attractions planner.
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