Jaipur is located in the state of Rajasthan in north-western India, at the border of the Thar Desert. It is located at an elevation of 1417 above sea level and is enclosed by Aravalli hills on three sides. These hills protect the city from the harsh, dusty winds of the desert. Jaipur spans across an area of 645 km2 (249.2 sq mi). Two main rivers, Banganga and Sabi, pass through the city. Ramgarh Dam was built on the river Ban Ganga, to provide drinking water. Copper, iron, white marble, silicon, glass and dolomite are the minerals of the city. Sambhar Lake, near the city is a natural lake with salty water and is a chief source of salt for the state. Jaipur is located just 260 kilometres from the national capital, New Delhi.
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