Jaisalmer, City, West Rajasthan, Northwest India. It is located on the flat plains of the Thar Desert (Great Indians), about 135 miles (215 km) northwest of Jodhpur. Known for its tan stone buildings, the city was founded in 1156 by Lawar Jaisal, the head of Rajput, the warlike ruler of the historic Rajput region. In the 12th century, Jaisalmer reached the pinnacle of its power. It then became the territory of Mughal and in 1818 established a political relationship with England. In 1949 it joined Rajasthan.
Jaisalmer is known for its magnificent Jaisalmer castle that surrounds the city. The most amazing thing about this fortress is that it is the center of a vibrant city.
The total area of the district is 38401km2.
Jaisalmer has a total of four subdistricts.
There are about 376 villages in the Jaisalmer district.
There is only one city in this area.
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