Haryana at a Glance: Land of Epic & Historic Battle Field

08-JAN-2016 10:24

    Haryana is the 20th state of India that came into being on 1st November 1966 and presently has 21 districts. Previously it was under Punjab. It is situated in the North Western region surrounded by Himachal Pradesh from North, Uttrakhand from North East, Rajasthan from the South, U.P and Delhi from East and Punjab from North West. Haryana has the lowest sex ration n the whole country at 877 women/ 1000 males. Faridabad is its largest city.


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    Facts about Haryana:

     1. Area

    44,212sq km

    2. Establishment

    1st November 1966

    3. Population

    2.5 cr.(2011 census)

    4. Principal official Language

    The official language of the state is Hindi & Punjabi.  Regional language is Haryanvi Hindi

    5. Capital 


    6. Members of Lok Sabha


    7. Legislature

    Unicameral (90seats)

    8. Airports


    9. Major Cities

    Gurgaon,Faridabad,Panchkula,Karnal,Palwal,Ambala Cantt

    10. Festivals

    Lohri (January),Basant Panchami (January),Baisakhi (April),Diwali (November),Dussehra (October),Holi (March),Gugga Naumi (August/September),Bathing at Sohna,Kurukshetra Festival (December),Pinjore Heritage Festival (December)

    11. Economy  Size

    US$ 76.110 billion (2014-15), The economy of Haryana relies on manufacturing, business process outsourcing, agriculture and retail.

    12. Literacy


    13. Districts


    14.Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    877 per thousand male (lowest in the whole country)

    15.Child Sex Ratio

    830/ 1000 male Childs

    16. Principal Folk/ Dances

    Saang, Chhathi Dance, Khoria Dance, Ras Leela, Dhamal Dance, Ghoomar, Jhumar Dance, Loor Dance, Gugga Dance, Teej Dance, Phag dance and Chaupaiya, Bhangra, Gidda and Swanga.

    17. Principal Rivers

    Eight major rivers in Haryana-Yamuna, Ghaggar, Saraswati, Dohan, Tangri, Krishnawati, Sahibi and Markanda.

    18. Principal Minerals

    Limestone, Slates, Dolomite,, Graphite, Marble, Chine Clay, Quartzites

    19. Tourist & Historical Places

    Badkal Resort, Badkhal Lake, Faridabad,Barbet Resort, Sohna Hot Water Health Springs, Gurgaon,Saras Resort, Damdama Lake, Damdama, Gurgaon,

    Sultanpur Resort, Sultanpur National Park, Gurgaon,Blue Bird Resort, Blue Bird Lake, Hisar

    20. State Density

    573 person/ km2

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