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About Rajasthan



Located in Western India, Rajasthan is the largest state of the country. Covering an area of 342,239 square kilo meters, Rajasthan is divided into 33 Districts. Jaipur is the capital of the state. Rajasthan shares its borders with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Sindh and the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Geography of Rajasthan



The geographic features of Rajasthan include the Aravalli Range and the Thar Desert. Most of the North-western part of Rajasthan is landscaped by the sandy and dry Great Indian Desert, also known as the Thar Desert. Jodhpur is the most extensive city in the desert. The other prominent districts located in the desert are Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Barmer and Nagour. A famous hill station, Mount Abu Is located in the Aravalli Range. Guru Shikhar is the highest peak on the mountain with a height of 5,650 feet above sea level. The major river systems of the Marwar and the Godwar regions are the Luni River and its tributaries.

Places to visit in Rajasthan



Rajasthan has a rich history and culture. The state is known for its numerous attractions which include majestic forts, decorated havelis and carved temples. Some popular places of attraction are the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur; Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort and Stepwell; the amazing Dilwara temples, which are located a little more than two kilo meters from the hill station Mount Abu, the Chittorgarh Fort and Lake Palace. Rajasthan's capital, Jaipur, is known as the Pink City because the ancient houses located here are made from a type of sandstone that is pinkish in colour. There are many Jain temples located in the state. Some famous temples are Ranakpur Temple, Lodurva Jain temples, Mirpur Jain Temple, Sarun Mata Temple Kotputli, Bhandasar and Karni Mata Temple of Bikaner also Mandore of Jodhpur to name a few.

Economy of Rajasthan



The state economy is mainly agricultural and pastoral. Sugarcane, pulses, oilseeds, cotton and tobacco are the major crops of the region. Rajasthan is also the largest producer of marble and sandstone. These minerals are excavated at Makrana near Jodhpur.

Rajasthan has rich salt deposits at Sambhar and copper mines at Khetri and Dariba. The service sector comprises industries like tourism and real estate. Tourism is a prominent industry and many old and neglected palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels.

Language



Hindi is the official language of Rajasthan. It is also the most widely spoken language in the state. The other languages spoken here are Bhili, Punjabi, Urdu, Sindhi and Gujarati.

Education



Rajasthan comprises of some of the best schools and colleges and attracts students from around the country. In recent years, Kota and Jodhpur have emerged as educational hubs. Kota has several institutes which provide coaching for various competitive exams such as medical and engineering. Many prominent educational institutes are located at Jodhpur and some of these include National Law University, IIT, AIIMS, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Sardar Patel Police University and many others. Other prominent educational institutes located in the state are Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, IIM Udaipur and LNMIIT among others.

Transport



The three prominent airports Jodhpur Airport, Jaipur International Airport and Udaipur Airport connect Rajasthan to the other parts of the country. The state is well-connected by rail. Some of the important railway stations are Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur to name a few. Bus service is provided by the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation as well as private operators.

Rajasthan State Information

CapitalJaipur
Date of formation01/11/56
GovernorKalyan Singh
Chief MinisterVasundhara Raje
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)68548437
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 District33




Districts in Rajasthan

DistrictHeadquartersDivisionPopulation (2011)Area (km2)
AjmerAjmerAjmer25849138481
AlwarAlwarJaipur36719998380
BanswaraBanswaraUdaipur17981945037
BaranBaranKota12239216955
BarmerBarmerJodhpur260445328387
BharatpurBharatpurBharatpur25491215066
BhilwaraBhilwaraAjmer241045910455
BikanerBikanerBikaner236774527244
BundiBundiKota11137255550
ChittorgarhChittorgarhUdaipur154439210856
ChuruChuruBikaner204117216830
DausaDausaJaipur16372262950
DholpurDholpurBharatpur12072933084
DungarpurDungarpurUdaipur13889063770
HanumangarhHanumangarhBikaner177965012645
JaipurJaipurJaipur666397114068
JaisalmerJaisalmerJodhpur67200838401
JalorJaloreJodhpur183015110640
JhalawarJhalawarKota14113276219
JhunjhunuJhunjhunuJaipur21396585928
JodhpurJodhpurJodhpur368568122850
KarauliKarauliBharatpur14584595530
KotaKotaKota195049112436
NagaurNagaurAjmer330923417718
PaliPaliJodhpur203853312387
Pratapgarh[1]PratapgarhUdaipur86823141173.6
RajsamandRajsamandUdaipur11582834768
Sawai MadhopurSawai MadhopurBharatpur133811410527
SikarSikarJaipur26777377732
SirohiSirohiJodhpur10371855136
Sri GanganagarSri GanganagarBikaner19695207984
TonkTonkAjmer14217117194
UdaipurUdaipurUdaipur306754917279
RajasthanJaipur 68621012342239


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