Rajasthan is the largest state of India by area and forms North West end of the country sharing its border with Pakistan.
- Area: The total area of Rajasthan state is 342,239 sq km
- Administrative units: The state has been divided into 33 districts.
- Population: The total human population of the state is 68.54 million. (Census 2011)
- Total forest cover: 32,627 sq km
- Climate: The Tropic of Cancer passes through its southern tip in the Banswara district.
In the west, Rajasthan is relatively dry and infertile; this area includes some of the Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert. In the south-eastern part of the state, the land is wetter, hilly, and more fertile. The climate varies throughout Rajasthan. On average winter temperatures range from 8° to 28° C (46° to 82° F) and summer temperatures range from 25° to 46° C (77° to 115° F). Average rainfall also varies; the western deserts accumulate about 100 mm (about 4 in) annually, while the southeastern part of the state receives 650 mm (26 in) annually, most of which falls from July through September during the monsoon season.
(Source: www.rajasthan.gov.in )