<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a town of Rajasthan state of western India
. The city is named for Rajsamand Lake
, an artificial lake created in the 17th century by Rana Raj Singh of Mewar
. It is the administrative headquarters of Rajsamand District
Rajsamand is located at . It has an average elevation of 547 metres (1794 ft).
, Rajsamand had a population of 55,671. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rajsamand has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 57%. In Rajsamand, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Although most of the economy of Rajasthan is based on agriculture, this part of the state is rich in mineral resources. The area is one of the prime Indian suppliers of marble
and other valuable varieties of stone. The Dariba and Jawar mines are the principal Indian sources of ores for zinc
, etc. Much of the populace is engaged in organised and unorganised mining-related work.
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