25 Major Facts About the State of Rajasthan

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25 Major Facts About the State of Rajasthan: Rajasthan is a state in the northwestern part of India. It covers an area of approximately 342,239 square kilometers. It is the largest state of India by area. Jaipur is a city of Rajasthan which is known as the ‘pink city’. Here are the list of 25 major facts about the state of Rajasthan.

25 Major Facts About the State of Rajasthan

1. Rajasthan is an Indian state located in the northwestern part of India.

2. The name Rajasthan means ‘The land of Kings’.

3. Rajasthan covers an area of approximately 342,239 square kilometers.

4. Rajasthan is the largest Indian state by area.

5. Rajasthan is the 7th most populous state in India.

6. Jaipur is the capital city and largest city of Rajasthan.

7. Rajasthan was formed on March 30, 1949.

8. Hindi is the official language of Rajasthan. English is the additional official language of the state of Rajasthan.

9. Rajasthan shares its border with Punjab to the north, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Gujarat to the southwest, and Pakistan to the west.

10. Rajasthan is home to 3 national tiger reserves: the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, and the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota.

11. The Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur, Rajasthan is a World Heritage Site. It is known for its bird life.

12. Mount Abu is a hill station in the Aravali Range in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan in western India.

13. The Chinkara and camel are the state animal of Rajasthan.

14. The Godavan is the state bird of Rajasthan. It is also known as the great Indian bustard.

15. The state flower of the state of Rajasthan is Rohida.

16. The state tree of the state of Rajasthan is Khejri.

17. The state fruit of Rajasthan is Sangri.

18. The Keoladeo National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Tal Chhapar Sactuary are wildlife attractions of Rajasthan.

19. Mewar festival of Udaipur, Teej festival and Gangaur festival in Jaipur, Desert festival of Jodhpur, Brij Holi of Bharatpur, Matsya festival of Alwar, Kite festival of Jodhpur, Kolayat fair in Bikaner are some of the most popular fairs and festivals in Rajasthan.

20. Jaipur International Airport in Jaipur is the largest, busiest and only international airport in Rajasthan.

21. Rajasthan is the second-largest producer of polyester fibre in India.

22. The Taj Mahal was built from white marble which was mined from a town called Makrana, Rajasthan.

23. Rajasthan is the second-largest source of cement in India.

24. There is a tribe in Rajasthan that is Kalbeliya which is known for their amazing dance.

25. Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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