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/

Please also read, Interesting Facts about India.

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