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Jaisalmer, nicknamed "The Golden City", is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The town is located on a ridge of yellowish sandstone which contains a palace and temples. It lies in the middle of the Thar Desert and has a population of about 78,000. It is the capital of Jaisalmer District. The city is named after Rawal Jaisal.[1]

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  1. Balfour, Edward (1885). The cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia. Original from Oxford University: B. Quaritch. p. 406.