Dhaulpur (Also called Dholpur) is a city in eastern-most parts of the Rajasthan state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dholpur District and was formerly seat of the Dholpur princely state, before Independence.
The highest employment in the district is in Agro based, Forest based, Animal based, Textile, Mineral based and Chemical industries. The district has 58% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 40% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 2% are Household workers.
The present name of Dhaulpur is said to have been derived from the site Dholdera or Dhawalpuri built by Raja Dholan (or Dhawal) Deo, (a little to the south of the present town). Dhaulpur Town was taken by Sikander Lodi in 1501, and his army plundered in all directions rooting up all the gardens which shaded Dhaulpur upto approx 21 kms. Babar mentions the places and states that surrendered to him in 1526. Humayun moved the site of the town further to the north to avoid encroachment by the river Chambal.
Dhaulpur district is one of the four districts, those comes under Bharatpur division. District Collector is head of the district for revenue, Law and order matters. District Collector & District Magistrate is the head of District Administration. For administration and development, the district is divided in SubDivisions and tehsils (sub-districts). The District Dhaulpur has 5 subdivisions. Each of the sub-divisions is headed by a Sub-divisional Officer (SDOs) / Magistrates, the officers are responsible for implementation of law and order matters in their respective sub-divisions.
Range of sand stone hills runs from Dholpur town in a south western direction attaining at one place on attitude of 356.91 Meters above sea level. The land in Dholpur district is fertile and rises from alluvial plain near the level. Hills and broken grounds characterize almost the whole territory, along the velly of the Chambal as irregular and lofty wall of rocks separate. The land on the river from the uplands. The climate of Dholpur district is generally dry. Dholpur town is one of the hottest place in the Rajasthan state with maximum temperature rising up to 50dc and the 5 minimum upto 4dc. The average annual rain fall in the district is about 67cm. while in the year 2008 it was recorded at 110cm.