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Faridabad : Overview
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Area Size :  2151 Sq. Km.   Population :  2.19 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Hindi, English, Haryanvi  
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Faridabad,is a city and a municipal corporation in Faridabad district in the state of Haryana, India. It is a major industrial city and population centre. The city was founded in 1607 by Shaikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, with the object of protecting the highway which passed through the town. He built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are now in ruins. It also had a sarai, a travelers' lodge, that served as a last stop for travelers to Delhi. Later, it became the headquarters of a pargana which was held in jagir by the Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad became the 12th district of Haryana on 15 August 1979.

Faridabad is about 25 Kilometres south of Delhi. It is bounded by the National Capital Territory of Delhi on its north, Gurgaon District on the west, and Uttar Pradesh state on its east and south. Delhi-Mathura National Highway-2 (Shershah Suri Marg) passes through the centre of the district. The city has many Railway Stations on the Delhi-Mathura double track broad-gauge line of the North Central Railway.

Faridabad is now the most populated city of Haryana and it generates about 60% of the revenue of the Haryana state. 50% of the income tax collected in Haryana, is from Faridabad and Gurgaon.

Faridabad is famous for henna production, while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres are other famous industrial products of the city.

For the purposes of civil administration, Faridabad District is divided into two sub divisions, viz. - Faridabad and Ballabgarh. Each subdivision is headed by a sub-divisional officer.

 

Since Faridabad is situated close to Delhi, the climate is more or less like Delhi with extreme summers and winters. Best time to visit is between October and March. Rains are moderate to heavy between June and September.

BY AIR  The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. There are regular flights from various parts of India and abroad. Faridabad can be reached from the IG Airport by various road or rail transport services.

BY RAIL  Due to its nearness to Delhi, Faridabad has excellent railway connectivity with trains from various parts of India. Trains ply from the Old Faridabad railway station for most of the other important cities in India. For local commuters, there are EMU train services to New Delhi, Mathura, Agra, and Ghaziabad which ply at frequent intervals.

BY ROAD  There are various road links from Faridabad to Delhi, Agra, Mathura and other parts of North India. With it being one of the most developed parts of Haryana, the roads are smooth and not unlike other Indian cities. Various bus services ply from New Delhi to Faridabad. Beware of the ones that drop you off at the border of Faridabad and Delhi because bus or auto rides from the border to the main city area tend to be overcrowded.

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