Rewari is the 132nd largest Hindi speaking city of India with a total population of 1,43,021. The highest employment in Rewari district is in the sectors of Mineral, Metal, Engineering and other household Industry. 39% of the workforce is employed in the Agricultural Sector, 58% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 3% are Household workers. Rain-fed Sahibi River that originates in Rajasthan passes through Rewari. The major source of irrigation is Borewells. The majorly cultivated crops are Bajra, Wheat, Cotton, Barley and Rapeseed Mustard. Rewari has Indus Valley Civilization sites and mines. Hem Chandra Vikramaditya was educated and brought up in what is now Rewari. Hem Chandra had developed a cannon foundry in Rewari, laying the foundation of a metalwork industry in brass, copper sheets. Akbar made Rewari a sarkar under Delhi Subah. Aurangzeb attacked and recovered it from the rebels. it came under the control of Maratha Empire in the 19th century before passing on to East India Company and later British Raj. Rao Tula Ram, the ruler of Rewari, played a significant role in Indias First War of Independence in 1857. His estate was confiscated by the British Raj and made a part of Gurgaon district of Punjab. It remained a part of Gurgaon district until reorganization in 1972 when it transferred to Mahendragarh district. Further changes, in 1989, led to the creation of the eponymous Rewari district.