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Rajasthan

• Rajasthan is located on the north-western part of India.

• The state was established on 1st November, 1956.

• Rajasthan is the largest state in India in area wise. Total area in the state is 342, 239 square km.

• It is bounded to the north and northeast by Punjab and Haryana, to the east and southeast by Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, to the southwest by Gujarat, and to the west and northwest by Pakistan.

• Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan.

• The state has total 33 districts. Most of the part in the state is comprise of Thar Desert.

• The southern part of the state is about 225 km from the Gulf of Kutch and about 400 km from the Arabian Sea.

• Total population in the state is more than 6.5 cores according to 2011 census.

• The density of the population is 2011 per square km.

• Literacy in the state is 68 %.

• Hindi is the official language of the state.

• The economy of the state is primarily depends on agriculture and tourism. Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Ranthambore NP etc are among the most preferred tourist destinations in India. Chittorgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Gagron Fort, Amber Fort, Jaisalmer Fort and Amber Fort have recently been declared world heritage sites by UNESCO.

• Beas, Chambal, Banas, Luni are the main rivers in Rajasthan. Ghoomar dance, Kalbeliya dance etc are the main dance of Rajasthan.


Districts of Rajasthan
Name Headquarters Area (km2) Population (2011) Population Density (/km2)
Ajmer Ajmer 8,481 25,84,913 305
Alwar Alwar 8,380 36,71,999 438
Bikaner Bikaner 27,244 23,67,745 78
Barmer Barmer 28,387 26,04,453 92
Banswara Banswara 5,037 17,98,194 399
Bharatpur Bharatpur 5,066 25,49,121 503
Baran Baran 6,955 12,23,921 175
Bundi Bundi 5,550 11,13,725 193
Bhilwara Bhilwara 10,455 24,10,459 230
Churu Churu 16,830 20,41,172 148
Chittorgarh Chittorgarh 10,856 15,44,392 193
Dausa Dausa 3,429 16,37,226 476
Dholpur Dholpur 3,084 12,07,293 398
Dungarpur Dungarpur 3,771 13,88,906 368
Ganganagar Ganganagar 10,990 19,69,520 179
Hanumangarh Hanumangarh 9,670 17,79,650 184
Jhunjhunu Jhunjhunu 5,928 21,39,658 361
Jalore Jalore 10,640 18,30,151 172
Jodhpur Jodhpur 22,850 36,85,681 161
Jaipur Jaipur 11,152 66,63,971 598
Jaisalmer Jaisalmer 38,401 6,72,008 17
Jhalawar Jhalawar 6,219 14,11,327 227
Karauli Karauli 5,530 14,58,459 264
Kota Kota 5,446 19,50,491 374
Nagaur Nagaur 17,718 33,09,234 187
Pali Pali 12,387 20,38,533 165
Pratapgarh Pratapgarh 4,112 8,68,231 211
Rajsamand Rajsamand 3,853 11,58,283 302
Sikar Sikar 7,732 26,77,737 346
Sawai Madhopur Sawai Madhopur 4,500 13,38,114 257
Sirohi Sirohi 5,136 10,37,185 202
Tonk Tonk 7,194 14,21,711 198
Udaipur Udaipur 13,430 30,67,549 242







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