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Rajasthan is the largest state of India by area and forms North West end of the country sharing its border with Pakistan.

  1. Area: The total area of Rajasthan state is 342,239 sq km
  2. Administrative units: The state has been divided into 33 districts.
  3. Population: The total human population of the state is 68.54 million. (Census 2011)
  4. Total forest cover: 32,627 sq km
  5. 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 )

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