Sikar has a total population of 2,37,532 and ranks 70th in terms of Hindi speakers. Highest employment in Sikar is in the Textile industry, Handicraft, Construction and in Agriculture sector. Out of the entire workforce, 58% are employed in Agriculture sector, 39% are employed in Textile, Handicraft, construction and in other industries, remaining 3% are Household workers. Sikar is a good agriculture belt because of the soil and Sahibi river. Sikar also contains some hilly ranges which make the region plain as well as hilly. Sikar had been the biggest estate of the Jaipur state. Previously Sikar was known as Nehrawati. It was the capital town of Thikana Sikar. Sikar is surrounded by the fortified walls consisting of seven gates. The primitive name of Sikar was Beer Bhanka bass. Sikar comes under the Shekhavati region.