Jaipur Listeni/ˈpʊər/ is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Indie state o Rajasthan in Northren Indie. It wis foondit on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler o Amber, efter whom the ceety haes been named. The ceety the day haes a population o 3.1 million. Jaipur is kent as the Pink Ceety o Indie.


Metropolitan Ceety
Clockwise frae tap: Jal Mahal, Lakshmi-Narayan Temple, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar
Clockwise frae tap: Jal Mahal, Lakshmi-Narayan Temple, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar
The Pink Ceety
Jaipur is located in Rajasthan
Coordinates: 26°55′34″N 75°49′25″E / 26.9260°N 75.8235°E / 26.9260; 75.8235
SettledNovember 18, 1727
Foondit biJai Singh II
Named forJai Singh II
 • TeepDemocratic
 • MayorJyoti Khandelwal (INC)
 • Police commissionerBhupendra Kumar Dak
 • Metropolitan Ceety111.8 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
431 m (1,414 ft)
 • Metropolitan Ceety3,073,350(10th India)
 • Density27,613/km2 (71,520/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Metro rank
10t IN
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
302 0xx
Area code(s)91141-XXXX XXXX
Vehicle registrationRJ-14 (Jaipur), RJ-45 (Jaipur North)
Spoken leidsOrganised alphabetically:
Primary AirportJaipur Internaitional Airport (Major/Internaitional)

The ceety is unuisual amang pre-modren Indie ceeties in the regularity o its streets, an the diveesion o the city intae sax sectors bi broad streets 34 m (111 ft) wide. The urban quarters are further dividit bi networks o griddit streets. Five quarters wrap aroond the east, sooth, an wast sides o a central palace quarter, wi a saxt quarter immediately tae the east. The Palace quarter encloses the Hawa Mahal palace complex, formal gairdens, an a smaa loch. Nahargarh Fort, which wis the residence o the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crouns the hill in the northwast corner o the auld ceety. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is ane o the Warld Heritage Steids.[2] Includit on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, alang wi Delhi an Agra, Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination in Rajasthan an Indie.

References eedit

  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 Mairch 2012.
  2. "The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 31 Julie 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010.