Kota or Kotah, situated on the banks of Chambal River, is the 46th most populous city in India and third most populous city in Rajasthan. The city located in the southeast of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan is with a population of over 1 million. Kota was once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi which became a separate princely state in the 17th century. It is one of the major coaching hubs of the country.
KOTA’S POPULATION IN 2021
The population of Kota in 2001 was 703150 which had grown by 298544 in next ten years. And the population count turns 1001694 as per 2011 India census. So, the straight growth was 42.4% which was massive as compared to any other city. In 2011, Hinduism was the largest religion as it was covering 80.50% of the population. It was followed by 15.87% Islam, 2.17% Jainism, 0.42%, Christianity, 0.86% Sikhism, and 0.03% Other Religion.
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Even though the population growth was tremendous, the population density, as per 2011 India census, was 1900.5. It was below the average range. Moreover, the popularity of the city as a coaching hub is ever-increasing. So, the growth rate may rise by a small percentage. If we increase it by 10%, we get a yearly compound growth rate of 3.96%.
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As per the estimations made by our population experts, the population of Kota, in 2021, will be 1477056. So, the population of this city will grow by 47.4% in these ten years. Nevertheless, the population density of this education hub in 2021 will be 2802 as per the predictions made by us.
KOTA, THE COACHING CAPITAL OF INDIA
Over the years, Rajasthan’s Kota has become the leading coaching city of the country. In 2017, more than 39,000 students from Kota have cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), and 48 students among them have made it into AIR top 100. It was more than 35,000 aspirants in 2016. Allen Career Institute director, Brajesh Maheshwari, said, “Kota has once again proved its supremacy in JEE coaching as a large number of aspirants from the city have qualified for JEE Advanced.” The coaching business in Kota is also growing with the movement of time. The city, which sharpens the young minds for multiple national level examinations, has grabbed attention by making an annual turnover of 15 billion INR in 2017.