Kishangarh

Kishangarh

India
also spelled  Kishengarh 

      city, central Rajasthan (Rājasthān) state, northwestern India. It is situated about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Jaipur on the banks of Lake Gundalao. The city, with its fort and palace, was founded in 1611 by Kishan Singh, a Rajput (one of the warrior rulers of the historical region of Rajputana), and it was the capital of the former princely state of Kishangarh, which became part of the state of Rajasthan in 1948.

      A trade centre for cotton fabrics and agricultural produce, Kishangarh is connected by road and rail with Ajmer and Jaipur. Soap, woolen carpets, and shawls are manufactured in the city. Hand-loom weaving, cloth dyeing, and precious-stone cutting are local cottage industries. The city's public buildings include a hospital and a government college affiliated with the University of Rajasthan. Pop. (2001) 116,222.

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