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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

Capital

Jaipur

Date of formation

1. Nov. 1956

Governor

Kalyan Singh

Chief Minister

Vasundhara Raje

Tourist attractions

Mount Abu , Jaipur Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaisalmer Fort, Ranthambore, Pushkar

Festivals

Teej festival, Gangaur festival, Bikaner festival, Marwar festival

Major dance and music forms

Ghoomar dance  and Kalbeliya dances; Kathputali puppet theatre; Bhopa;.

Arts and crafts

Rajasthani miniature paintings such as Kangra, Jodhpur, Jaipur etc; Pichhvai paintings; hand-block . printing; Panihari music.

Languages

Rajasthani, Hindi

Size

342,239 sq. km

Population (Census 2011)

68,548,437

Rivers

Luni, Banas, Kali Sindh, Chambal

Forests and wildlife sanctuaries

Sariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Ranthambore NP, Dhawa WS

State animal

Camel

State bird

Great Indian bustard

State flower

Rohira

State tree

Khejri

Major crops

Jowar, pulses, maize, gram

Factoids

Jaipur'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

 

Districts in Rajasthan

District

Headquarters

Division

Population (2011)

Area (km2)

Ajmer

Ajmer

Ajmer

2584913

8481

Alwar

Alwar

Jaipur

3671999

8380

Banswara

Banswara

Udaipur

1798194

5037

Baran

Baran

Kota

1223921

6955

Barmer

Barmer

Jodhpur

2604453

28387

Bharatpur

Bharatpur

Bharatpur

2549121

5066

Bhilwara

Bhilwara

Ajmer

2410459

10455

Bikaner

Bikaner

Bikaner

2367745

28466

Bundi

Bundi

Kota

1113725

5550

Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh

Udaipur

1544392

10856

Churu

Churu

Bikaner

2041172

16830

Dausa

Dausa

Jaipur

1637226

3432

Dholpur

Dholpur

Bharatpur

1207293

3033

Dungarpur

Dungarpur

Udaipur

1388906

3770

Hanumangarh

Hanumangarh

Bikaner

1779650

12645

Jaipur

Jaipur

Jaipur

6663971

14068

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

Jodhpur

672008

38401

Jalor

Jalore

Jodhpur

1830151

10640

Jhalawar

Jhalawar

Kota

1411327

6219

Jhunjhunu

Jhunjhunu

Jaipur

2139658

5928

Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Jodhpur

3685681

22850

Karauli

Karauli

Bharatpur

1458459

5530

Kota

Kota

Kota

1950491

5446

Nagaur

Nagaur

Ajmer

3309234

17718

Pali

Pali

Jodhpur

2038533

12387

Pratapgarh[1]

Pratapgarh

Udaipur

868231

4117

Rajsamand

Rajsamand

Udaipur

1158283

4768

Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur

Bharatpur

1338114

10527

Sikar

Sikar

Jaipur

2677737

7732

Sirohi

Sirohi

Jodhpur

1037185

5136

Sri Ganganagar

Sri Ganganagar

Bikaner

1969520

11154

Tonk

Tonk

Ajmer

1421711

7194

Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur

3067549

13883

Rajasthan

Jaipur

 

68621012

342239

 

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