Chandigarh at a Glance: The Beautiful City

25-JAN-2016 12:18

    Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in the northern part of India that serves as the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana. As a union territory, the city is ruled directly by the Union Government and is not part of either state. The city experiences extreme climate and uneven distribution of rainfall. The roads in Chandigarh are surrounded by trees and it has the third highest forest cover in India at 8.51% following Lakshadweep and Goa. This UT was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. 

    The city derives its name from the temple of "Chandi Mandir" located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity 'Chandi', the goddess of power and a fort of 'garh' laying beyond the temple gave the city its name "Chandigarh-The City Beautiful".

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    Facts about Chandigarh:

     Area

    114 sq km

    Establishment

    UT Since 1966

    Population

    1,054,686 (2011 census)

    Principal official Language

    Hindi, Punjabi and English.

    Capital 

    Chandigarh

    Members of Parliament

    Lok Sabha -1, Rajya Sabha-0

    Airport

    Chandigarh

    Major Cities

    Chandigarh

    Festivals

    Lohdi, Baishakhi

    Economy  Size

    Industries:

    Hosiery antibiotics, cycles, electrical meter, home appliances. Total 15 industrial units out of which 2 are PSUs. More than 3000 SSIs,

    Agriculture: 1400 hectares of cultivable land.

    Crops: wheat, maze, paddy.

    Forest cover is 27% of the area.

    Literacy

    86.43%

    Districts

    1

    Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    818/thousand male

    Density

    9,252 person/ km2

    Principal Folk/ Dances

    Giddha, Sammi, Bhangra, Teeyan, Jhumar, Gatka, Dhamal, Luddi, Kikili, Julli and Dankara.

    Tourist destinations

    Zakir Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Shanty Kunj, Lake, Museum, Art Gallery, Capital Complex, And National Gallery Of Portraits.

    Religion (2011)

    Hinduism (77.8%)

    Sikhism (17.1%)

    Islam (7%)

    Christianity (0.83%)

    Jainism (0.19%)

    Buddhism (0.11%)

    Other religions (0.02%)

    Not religious (0.1%)

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