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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Jaisalmer pronunciation the golden city is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and has a population of about 78,000 inhabitants. Jaisalmer is named after its founder Rawal Jaisal. Jaisalmer means the Hill Fort of Jaisal.
 
Jaisalmer is situated on the border of India and Pakistan in West Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is almost entirely a sandy waste, forming a part of the great Indian desert. The climate is dry and healthy. As of 2001 India census, Jaisalmer had a population of 58,286 inhabitants. Males constitute 57 percent of the population and females 43 percent. Jaisalmer has an average literacy rate of 64 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, male literacy is 73 percent, and female literacy is 50 percent. In Jaisalmer, 16 percent of the population is under 6 years of age. The city has Museums which includes Desert Culture Centre and Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Government Museum.

Jaisalmer experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in India.

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