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Haryana

As the cradle of the ancient Vedic Civilization, the 5000-year-old history of Haryana is full of glory. It was here in Haryana, that Lord Krishna taught us about Karma and Dharma through The Bhagwad Gita. It was here that Ved Vyas wrote Mahabharat (in Sanskrit) on the banks of Saraswati River. Recent archeological excavations in sites like Kunal and Banawali, are adding much more to our knowledge of Haryana's history. Arya Samaj has a large number of followers among Haryana's people. Haryana has a rich variety of craft, folk dances and fairs & festivals. Haryana became a new state of India on 1st November 1966, with Chandigarh city as its capital.

Haryana lies in the northern part of India and is bordered by the Indian states of Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. It has a population of 2,10,83,000 & an area of 44,212 sq km. Hindi and English are the official languages, but Haryanavi is most widely spoken. Punjabi and Urdu are also used in many areas. Ten Lok Sabha & five Rajya Sabha members represent Haryana in the Indian Parliament. Haryana is known for its rustic humour, brave soldiers, dairy products, Murrah buffalos and Basmati rice. The state bird of Haryana is Kala Teetar.

Haryana has set up many tourist complexes, motels and camping sites in landscaped gardens to promote tourism. Haryana has one of the most successful tourist development programs led by Haryana Tourism department. The tourist complexes are named after Birds found in Haryana.

Fact File

CapitalChandigarh
ZoneNorth India
Area44212 Sq. Km.
LanguageHaryanavi, Punjabi, Hindi
Population21144564 (As of 2001)
Literacy68.59%