Bhiwani was created on 22 July, 1972. The district headquarter is situated in Bhiwani town. Bhiwani has 442 villages, with
main towns being Charkhi Dadri, Loharu, Bawani Khera and Tosham. The total area of Bhiwani district is 5,099 sq kms and
its population is 14,24,000.
Bhiwani district has many places worth visiting. Among these are the Star Building,
Loharu Fort, Tosham Hill, Gauri Shankar temple, etc. An archaeological site at
Naurangabad Mound, 10 kms from Bhiwani is now being excavated.
Member of Parliament: Sh Kuldip Bishnoi
Deputy Commissioner: Sh D D Gautam
Superintendent of Police: Sh A S Chawla
Chairperson Zila Parishad: Smt Seema Lamba
District Bhiwani is situated between 28.19 deg. & 29.05 deg. north latitude and 75.26 deg. and 76.28 deg. east
Longitude. The Bhiwani district is surrounded by Hissar district on its north, some area of
Jhunjunu & Churu district of Rajasthan on its west,
Mahendergarh and Jhunjunu district on its south and district
Rohtak on east. It is 124 kilometers from
Delhi and 285 kilometers from Chandigarh.
In northern parts of the district are alluvial plains and in south is semi-desert with remnants
of Aravali range hill. The soil is loam in the north and sandy in the southwest region. The groundwater is mainly saline with
some of small pockets of fresh water in southwest. The groundwater level of the district is decreasing fast. Lack of
drainage system is the main cause of salinity of ground water. Temperature in Bhiwani varies from 1 Deg. C to 48 deg. C.
Rainfall is scanty mainly in months of July and August. Vegetation mainly thorny trees like
Kair, along with
Peepal, etc. Crops like Bajra, Cotton in kharif and Wheat, Sarson in rabi. Minerals like
building stone & Gypsum or flexible stones (Kaliyana village).
Bhiwani city finds mention in Ain-e-Akbari. It is claimed Bhiwani was founded by the Rajput name Neem after his wife
named Bhani. The Bhani word later changed to Bhiyani and subsequently to Bhiwani. Bhiwani has been a prominent center
of commerce since time of Mughals. Bhiwani is also known for its temples and is called as small Kashi of India because of
numerous temples. Another important city of the district is Dadri which was founded by the son of Prithvi Raj Chauhan. It is
also a hub of commercial activity. For administrative purposes Bhiwani district is divided into six tehsils - Bhiwani, Bawani
Khera, Dadri, Loharu, Tosham and Siwani.