What is Git's description file?

Git generates a file named description which contains the name of the repository as set by the user. It is located at .git/description. It has a default value as an unnamed repository and the developers should place the actual project name and description in this file. It is used by Git as a default way to know the name of the repository.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://iq.opengenus.org/git-description-file/