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State of India
View of Desert National Park
View of Desert National Park
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
 • LegislatureUnicameral (295* seats)
 • Total342,269 km2 (132,151 sq mi)
 • Total68,621,012
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Official languagesRajasthani language English language

Rajasthan ( Rajasthani:मारवाड़) (Awadhi:राजस्थान) or the former : Rajputana is a state in northwestern India. It is the largest state of India in terms of land area; 132,150 mi² or 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.

Before Indian independence the area of Rajasthan was known as Rajputana; it consisted of many states of varying sizes ruled by Rajput princes.

Provincial symbols of Rajasthan[change | change source]