Facts and Interesting Points About Chandigarh

Interesting Points About Chandigarh

  • Chandigarh is the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana.
  • The city is named after the goddess Chandi Mata of Panchkula.
  • Chandigarh is situated near the foothills of the Sivalik mountain ranges. The UT is surrounded by Haryana on the east and Punjab on all other sides.
  • Chandigarh is one of the early planned cities in independent India. Chandigarh was the dream city of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Chandigarh is locally known as ‘the City Beautiful’.
  • Chandigarh is also called the Greenest City in India.
  • The master plan of the Chandigarh city was mapped out by the French architect Le Corbusier. There is no sector 13 in Chandigarh. Since the architect, Le Corbusier was Christian so number 13 was inauspicious as per his belief and never a part of the Chandigarh city. Le Corbusier also put one condition that there would be no statute or sculpture in any of the parks and roundabouts in the city. So till now, the roundabouts of the city are free of statues and sculptures.
  • The city has Roundabouts at regular intervals to ensure smooth ply of traffic on the road. Chandigarh is also known as the ‘City of Roundabouts’. The roundabouts are decorated with plants.
  • Chandigarh along with Panchkula of Haryana and Mohali of Punjab are jointly known as ‘Tricity’.
  • In 2016, the Capitol Complex of Chandigarh was listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
  • The official symbol of the city is an Openhand Monument. The 26 meters high symbol implies peace and represents “to give and to offer”.
  • The Nek Chand’s Rock Garden in Chandigarh is completely built of waste and thrown-away items from homes and industries.
  • Zakir Hussain Rose Garden in Chandigarh is the largest Rose Garden in Asia. The garden spreads over 30 acres of land and contains over 16000 different species of rose.

More Informations About Chandigarh

General Details About Chandigarh

Formation 1 November 1966
Administrator Banwarilal Purohit
Area (km2) 114
Languages English (official language), Hindi, Punjabi

Symbols of Chandigarh

Animal Indian Grey Mongoose
Bird Indian Grey Hornbill
Tree Mango Tree
Fruit Mango
Flower Dhak

Demography of Chandigarh

Population (2011 Census) 1,055,450
Population Density (per km2) 9,262
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 818
Literacy Rate (%) 86.77

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Chandigarh

  1. Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary

Agriculture in Chandigarh

Crops Maize, Vegetables, Paddy, Wheat

Airports in Chandigarh

  1. Chandigarh International Airport

Traditional Dances in Chandigarh

  1. Dhamal Dance
  2. Dankara Dance
  3. Sammi Dance
  4. Bhangra Dance
  5. Luddi Dance
  6. Jhumar Dance
  7. Julli Dance
  8. Kikili Dance
  9. Giddha Dance
  10. Teeyan Dance
  11. Gatka Dance

Regional Festivals Chandigarh

  1. Baisakhi
  2. Holla Mohalla
  3. Karwa Chauth
  4. Bhaiya Dooj
  5. Gurpurab
  6. Teeyan

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