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India - Union territory of Chandigarh - The capital of Haryana & Punjab

Chandigarh is bound on all sides by Haryana and Punjab.

Area: 114 sq km   Population: 642,015   Principal Languages: Hindi and Punjabi

Urbanization rate: 86.69%   Literacy rate: 78%

Infrastructure

Number of Bank Branches: 109

Railway Route Per '000 Sq. Km. of Area: 110 km

State of Economy: The territory has 3,047 hectares of cultivable land. The irrigated area is about 2,740 ha. Wheat, maize, and paddy are the major crops. The forest covers 27 percent of the area. The length of national highway is 34.38 km. There are 15 large and medium scale industrial units in Chandigarh, out of which two are public sector undertakings. More than 2,600 units are registered under small scale sector. Chandigarh gets 3.5 percent share of the total power generated in Bhakra Complex.

Universities:

  1. Punjab University (PU), Chandigarh.
  2. Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh (PGI).

Place of Tourist Attraction: Rose Garden, Rock garden, Shanti Kunj, Lake, Museum, Art Gallery, Capital Complex and the National Gallery of Portraits.

Major Industries/Crops/Minerals

Industries: Electric Meters, Cycle, Free Wheels & Rims, Antibiotics, Hosiery and Knitting Machine Needles, Wool Tops, Consumer Goods.

Crops: Wheat, Maize and Paddy.
 

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