Facts about State of Rajasthan
Rajasthan is the largest state of India as per Census 2011. A major portion of the state is covered with Thar Desert which is also known as The Great Indian Desert. It is a land of sand dunes, desert and rocks.
The State of Rajasthan is a land of wonderful palaces, forts, colours and festivals. Some important facts about the State of Rajasthan is mentioned below:
Name: The state “Rajasthan” is also known as “The Land of Kings”.
Existence: It was created on 30th March, 1949.
Boundary: It is surrounded by Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.
Population: As per census 2011, the total population of Rajasthan is 68,621,012. Rajasthan holds 8th rank in population wise.
Land Area: The total area of Rajasthan is 342,239 sq. km. Rajasthan holds 1st position in rank as area wise.
Language: Hindi is its Official Language.
Literacy: Its Literacy Ratio is 68%
City: Jaipur is its Capital City. Jaipur is also the largest city of the state. Jaipur is also known as the “Pink City”.
District: There are 33 districts present in Rajasthan.
Festivals: Main festivals which are celebrated in a large way are Teej, Holi, Gangaur, Diwali, Makar Sakranti, Janmashtami, etc.
Religion: Religions which are present in Rajasthan are Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Jainism. Around 0.53% peoples follow some other religions.
Connectivity: Rajasthan is well connected via Roadways, Railways and Airways. It has 3 main airports which are in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Places of Interests: Rajasthan has 2 National Tiger Reserves: Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajasthan
Official Website of Rajasthan Tourism: http://www.rajasthantourism.gov.in/
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