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Area : 44,212 sq. km.
Population : 16,317,715 (1991)
Languages : Hindi, Punjabi
Capital : Chandigarh
Accessibility : Talk in general about major airports ,major roads, rail heads etc

This Green Place, was carved out of Punjab after India became independent. It is a land of fat, flat, fields & villages where the patriarch is still a venerated figure & politics generally pivot around rural& village-community loyalties. Chandigarh is the Capital of Haryana. On the highways, the state government has constructed roadside resorts replete with landscaped gardens, lakes, motels, restaurants, shops & extensive recreational areas. The tourist complexes of Haryana have thus become the weekend gateway for people from Delhi & the neighboring states. And the Haryanis have shown a growing appreciation for the good life. The State has a very rich culture and heritage and is becoming a very important tourist centre of north.

Haryana is the 16th largest state in area and population. This state has a very fertile land and is called as the Green Land of India". The modern state of Haryana came into being on November 1st 1966. The state is bounded by Uttar Pradesh in east, Punjab in west, Himachal Pradesh in north and Rajasthan in south. Union Territory of Delhi is landlocked on 3 sides by Haryana.

Haryana can be divided into two natural area sub-Himalayan Terai and Indo-Gangetic plain. The plain is fertile and slopes from north to south with a height above the sea level, averaging between 700 and 900 ft. South-west of Haryana is dry, sandy and barren. Haryana has no perennial river. The only river which flows through Haryana is the Ghaggar, which passes through northern fringes of the state. For most of the year, climate of Haryana is of a pronounced character-very hot in summer and markedly cold in winter.

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