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State of India
Thar Desert in Rajasthan
Thar Desert in Rajasthan
City of Kings (Rajea da Sehar)
Location of Rajasthan in the Republic of India
Location of Rajasthan in the Republic of India
Map of Rajasthan
Map of Rajasthan
Country India
RegionWest India
 • GovernorKalraj Mishra
 • Chief MinisterBhajan Lal Sharma
 • LegislatureUnicameral (295* seats)
 • Total342,239 km2 (132,139 sq mi)
 • Land342,200 km2 (132,140 sq mi)
 • Total90,621,012
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Official languageRajasthani

Rajasthan (Rajasthani:રાજસ્થાની) (Panjabi: ਰਾਜਸਥਾਨ) is a state in northwestern India. It is the largest state of India in terms of land area; 132,150 mi² (342,269 km²). It is bigger than the Republic of the Congo but smaller than Germany. In traditional India geography it falls under the North Indian zone. The Thar Desert covers most parts of the state. The capital of the state is city of Jaipur.

Rajasthan is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and barren landscapes. With a population of over 68 million(2011), Rajasthan is home to a diverse group of people, including the Rajputs, Jats, Meenas, and Bhils, who have contributed to the region’s unique identity and cultural heritage.

Before Indian independence the area of Rajasthan and parts of Eastern Pakistan were known as Rajputana; it consisted of many states of varying sizes ruled by Rajput kings.

Districts[change | change source]

  • Anupgarh
  • Balotra
  • Beawar
  • Deeg
  • Didwana-Kuchaman City
  • Dudu
  • Gangapur City
  • Jaipur North
  • Jaipur South
  • Jodhpur East
  • Jodhpur West
  • Kekri
  • Kotputli-Behror
  • Khairthal
  • Neemkathana
  • Phalodi
  • Salumbar
  • Sanchore
  • Shahpura (Bhilwara)

Divisions[change | change source]

  • Barmer
  • Chittaurgarh
  • Bhilwara
  • Nagaur
  • Sawai madhopur

Provincial symbols of Rajasthan[change | change source]

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