The Pink City
|Settled||November 18, 1727|
|Founded by||Maharaja Ram Seo Master II|
|Named for||Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II|
|• Mayor||Jyoti Khandelwal (INC)|
|• Police commissioner||Babu lal soni|
|• Metropolitan City||111.8 km2 (43.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||431 m (1,414 ft)|
|• Metropolitan City||3,073,350(10th India)|
|• Density||598/km2 (1,550/sq mi)|
|• Metro rank||10th IN|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Area code(s)||91141-XXXX XXXX|
|Spoken languages||Hindi, Rajasthani, Punjabi
|Primary Airport||Jaipur International Airport (Major/International)|
Jaipur // (listen) is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan, in India. In 2011, about 3 million people lived there. It is located about 300 km southwest of Delhi and about 200 km west of Agra. There are different industries in the city, which is also a cultural center. Jaipur is home to a university and important transportation. Close to the city, there are agricultural and mining activities.
History[change | change source]
The city of Jaipur was founded by King of Amer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II on 18 November 1727, who ruled from 1699 to 1743. He wanted to move his capital from Amer, 11 kilometres (7 mi) to Jaipur because the population was growing and there was not enough water. The construction of the city began in 1726 and took four years to finish.
Sources[change | change source]
- "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
- "About Jaipur". Government of Rajasthan. Archived from the original on 3 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
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