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Evening view, City Palace, Udaipur.jpg
Udaipur palace night.jpg
From Top to Bottom: Evening view of the city, City Palace complex
Nickname(s): "City of Lakes"
Location in Rajasthan, India
Udaipur (India)
Coordinates: 24°35′N 73°41′E / 24.58°N 73.68°E / 24.58; 73.68Coordinates: 24°35′N 73°41′E / 24.58°N 73.68°E / 24.58; 73.68
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Udaipur
Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II
 • Body Udaipur Municipal Corporation
 • Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari (BJP)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Metropolis 451,110
 • Metro 474,531
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 313001- 313024
Telephone code +91- 294
Vehicle registration RJ-27
Nearest cities Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Kota, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Indore
Climate BSh
Website www.udaipur.rajasthan.gov.in

Udaipur, also called the "City of Lakes" or the "Kashmir of Rajasthan," is a major city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.[2] It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. It was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajput,[3] when he shifted his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur.

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  2. "Udaipur City Census 2011 data". census2011.co.in. Census Population 2015 Data. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  3. UDAIPUR: Since 1553 CE!-Its Founding & a Concise Photo Fact-File. Ranawat, P. S., 2014. ISBN 978-81-929881-0-8. Kumbha Exclusives, India.