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Ajmer District

Ajmer District is located in the center of Rajasthan. It is bounded in the north by Nagaur District, in the south by Bhilwara District, in the east by Jaipur and Tonk districts and in the west by Pali District. Ajmer has a total area of 8,481 sq km, and is triangular shape.

The range of hills through Ajmer marks the dividing watershed of the continent of India. The Banganga, Gambhir, and Rupard are the important rivers. Normal annual rainfall is 60 cm. Major crops are bajra, wheat, barley, groundnut, jowar, maize, paddy, red chilies, and sesamum. Livestock population constitutes cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, donkeys and mules, horses and ponies, camels, and pigs.

Hindi, Rajasthani, Urdu, and Sindhi are the main languages spoken. The nearest airport is Jaipur at a distance of 138 km.

Main attractions are the tomb of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Ana Sagar Lake, Daulat Bagh, Foy Sagar, Taragarh Fort, and the Nasiyan Jain temple built in the 19th century. The Urs celebrations are held in the seventh month of every year.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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