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Jaipur

capital of Rajasthan, India

Jaipur /ˈpʊər/ (About this soundlisten) is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan, in India. In 2011, about 3 million people lived there. It is located about 300 km southwest of Delhi and about 200 km west of Agra. There are different industries in the city, which is also a cultural center. Jaipur is home to a university and important transportation. Close to the city, there are agricultural and mining activities.

Jaipur

जयपुर

Pink city
Metropolitan City
Clockwise from top: Jal Mahal, Lakshmi-Narayan Temple, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar
Clockwise from top: Jal Mahal, Lakshmi-Narayan Temple, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar
Nickname(s): 
The Pink City
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictJaipur
SettledNovember 18, 1727
Founded byMaharaja Ram Seo Master II
Named forMaharaja Swai Jai Singh II
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
 • MayorJyoti Khandelwal (INC)
 • Police commissionerBabu lal soni
Area
 • Metropolitan City111.8 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
Elevation
431 m (1,414 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Metropolitan City3,073,350(10th India)
 • Density598/km2 (1,550/sq mi)
 • Urban
34,99,204
 • Rural
31,64,767
 • Metro rank
10th IN
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Pincode(s)
302 0xx
Area code(s)91141-XXXX XXXX
Vehicle registrationRJ-14
Spoken languagesHindi, Rajasthani, Punjabi
Primary AirportJaipur International Airport (Major/International)
Websitewww.jaipur.nic.in

SourcesEdit

  1. "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.

Other websitesEdit

  •   Jaipur travel guide from Wikivoyage
  •   Media related to Jaipur at Wikimedia Commons