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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)

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.

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.

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  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.