Know Your State Rajasthan | General Knowledge of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is located in northwestern India, bounded on the west and northwest by Pakistan and shares domestic borders with the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. With a land area of 342,239 sq km, Rajasthan is the largest state in India geographically.

Rajasthan (Land of Kings) is a state in northern India. It covers 342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4 per cent of India’s total geographical area. 

Rajasthan which is also known as the “Land of Maharajas” is the largest state of India, covering an area of about 342,239 sq. km. It comprises of 50 districts and its largest city is Jaipur, which is also its capital. Being located on the western side of the country, it shares its border with Pakistan to its northwest and to the west it shares its border with Sindh.

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General Information

Date of Established                         30th March 1949

Rajasthan Diwas                               30th March

Capital                                                  Jaipur

Latitude                                               23.3 N to 30.12 N

Longitude                                       69.30 E to 78.17 E

Main Tribe                                      Bhil are the oldest people of Rajasthan.

The Mina/Meena is the largest tribe of the state in terms of population.

Hill Station                                        Mt. Abu

Highest Peak                                     Guru Shikhar (1722 m)

Total Geographical Area                   342,239 sq km

Expansion                                         869 km (East-West); 826 km (North-South)

Districts                                             50

Divisions                                           10

Lok Sabha Constituencies             25

Rajya Sabha Constituencies         10

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Demography of Rajasthan

Population                          68,548,437 (2011)

• Male                                  35,550,997

• Female                             32,997,440

Sex Ratio                             928

Child Sex Ratio                  888

SC Population %               17.83%

ST Population %                 13.48%

Literacy Rate (%)              66.11% (2011)

• Male                                  79.19%

• Female                             52.12

Population Density          165 persons / sq km

National Parks of Rajasthan

National Park                                                Location                                        Establishment

Ranthambore National Park                        Sawai Madhopur                          1980

Desert National Park                                    Jaisalmer & Barmer                      1980

Keoladeo National Park                               Bharatpur                                      1982

Mukundara National Park                           Kota, Chittorgarh                           2004

Sariska Tiger Reserve                                  Alwar                                              1982

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