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Rajasthan , the largest state of India by area, has Jaipur as its capital and a total of 33 districts.

The Aravali Range runs across the state from Mount Abu, which is 1,722 m in height to Khetri. Most of the region of Rajasthan is covered by the Thar Desert.

The state economy is mainly agricultural and pastoral. Sugarcane, pulses, oilseeds, cotton and tobacco are the major crops of the region.

The Indira Gandhi Canal irrigates the northwest Rajasthan. It is also the largest producer of marble and sandstone. These minerals are excavated at Makrana near Jodhpur.

It has rich salt deposits at Sambhar and copper mines at Khetri and Dariba. The service sector comprises industries like tourism and real estate. Because of its natural beauty and great history, Rajasthan also has a flourishing tourism industry.

Many old and neglected palaces and forts in Rajasthan have been converted into heritage hotels. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, temples of Bikaner and desert forts of Jaisalmer are the favorite spots for tourists, both Indian and foreign. Mount Abu is the only hill station of this state. The famous Thar Desert is also located here.

Demographic features of Rajasthan

The population of the state is mostly Rajasthani. The various religions or faiths representing the population are as follows:

Hindus - 88.8%
Muslims - 8.5%
Jains - 1.2%
Sikhs - 1.4%

In addition, there are also some Sindhis in Rajasthan who came to the state post partition in 1947.

The first language of the most of the population in the state is Rajasthani. Hindi and Rajasthani are the two most significantly spoken languages in the state. In a number of schools, the Rajasthani language is utilized as a medium of teaching together with English and Hindi. Sindhi, Gujarati, and Punjabi are the other languages in the state.

Rajasthan State Information

Date of formation1. Nov. 1956
GovernorKalyan Singh
Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot
Tourist attractionsMount Abu , Jaipur Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaisalmer Fort, Ranthambore, Pushkar
FestivalsTeej, Gangaur festival, Bikaner festival, Marwar festival
Major dance and music formsGhoomar and Kalbeliya dances; Kathputali puppet theatre; Bhopa;.
Arts and craftsRajasthani miniature paintings such as Kangra, Jodhpur, Jaipur etc; Pichhvai paintings; hand-block . printing; Panihari music.
LanguagesRajasthani, Hindi
Size342,239 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)68,548,437
RiversLuni, Banas, Kali Sindh, Chambal
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesSariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Ranthambore NP, Dhawa WS
State animalCamel
State birdGreat Indian bustard
State flowerRohira
State treeKhejri
Major cropsJowar, pulses, maize, gram
FactoidsJaipur's Elephant Festival has a tug-of war between humans and elephants.
Bikaner has a Karni Mata temple in which rats are worshipped.
No. of District 33

Last Updated on : September 24, 2014