Carved out from erstwhile Udaipur district, Rajsamand district was constituted on 10th April, 1991, and named after the famous lake "Rajsamand" built by Maharana Raj Singh. Rajsamand is situated 67 Km north of Udaipur and 352 KM south of state capital - Jaipur on N H W - 8. Rajsamand is located between latitudes 24o 46 to 26o 01 Nand Longitudes 73o 28 to 74o 18 E. Rajsamand district is surrounded by Ajmer in North, Pali in West, Udaipur in South and Bhilwara in East. Administratively Rajsamand is divided in to 7 Sub-divisions, 7 Tehsils and 7 blocks. There are 205 Gram Panchayats and 236 Patwar Circles. Total population of the Rajsamand district (as per census 2001) is 9,87,024 of which 4,93,459 male and 4,93,565 female. This district has a male to female ratio of 1000:1000.
Rajsamand is much rich district regarding history, religion, culture and mining industries. Among famous places of tourist interest Kumbhalgarh - the birth place of Maharana Pratap, Haldighati the famous battle field, Shrinathji thechief deity of Vaishnav religion, Dwarikadheesh, Charbhuja and many Shiv temples.
Rajsamand is very well known for its marble production as the largest producing district as well as the largest single unit in the whole country. Rajsamand also saw the vicissitudes of the freedom struggle between Tantya Tope and the British troops at Rakamgarh Ka Chhapar in 1857.