Facts and Interesting Points About Haryana

Interesting Points About Haryana

  • Hindi is the official language of Haryana.
  • Haryana is the largest exporter of Basmati Rice.
  • It is the 1st state in India to have full rural electrification.
  • The state shares border with Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
  • Haryana Surrounds NCT Delhi from its 3 sides.
  • Haryana is divided into 4 major regions, viz Ambala, Hisar, Rohtak and Gurgaon.
  • Faridabad is the largest city in Haryana.
  • The state has epical as well as historical importance as pointed out below:
    • Saraswati River Bank is situated in Haryana, where the Vedas which are the ancient books of the Hindu religion were written.
    • The Kurukshetra which was prominent as the battleground of the epical Mahabharat war is a present district of the state.
    • Gurgaon or Gurugram is believed to be the place where Dronacharya taught Pandavas and Kauravas.
    • Some places in Hisar are having traces of the Harappa Civilization.
    • The battles of Panipat were also fought in the Panipat district located in Haryana.

More Informations About Haryana

General Details About Haryana

Formation 1 November 1966
Capital Chandigarh
Governor Bandaru Dattatreya
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Chief Justice Justice Ravi Shanker Jha
Districts 22
Area (km2) 44,212
Lok Sabha Seats 10
Rajya Sabha Seats 5
State Legislative Assembly Seats 90
Languages Hindi, English, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Ahirwati, Mewati, Bagri

State Symbols of Haryana

State Animal Black buck
State Bird Black francolin
State Tree Peepal
State Flower Lotus

Demography of Haryana

Population (2011 Census) 25,353,081
Population Density (per km2) 573
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 910
Literacy Rate (%) 83.78
Per Capita Income (₹) 239,535

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Haryana

  1. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
  2. Kalesar National Park
  3. Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Nahar Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary
  9. Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Chhilchhila Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Bir Bara Ban Wildlife Sanctuary

Major Rivers in Haryana

  1. Ghaggar
  2. Kaushalya
  3. Markanda
  4. Tangri/Dangri
  5. Choutang
  6. Dohan
  7. Yamuna
  8. Somb
  9. Sahibi

Important Mountains in Haryana

  1. Samlasan Devi(788m)
  2. Kalesar
  3. Khudana
  4. Kalatibba
  5. Mt. Jhalna
  6. Devsar
  7. Baral
  8. Rayanwala
  9. Banka Sar
  10. Kapuri Pahari
  11. Ratha Khera
  12. Tiloka
  13. Boua
  14. Pipli
  15. Udeypur

Agriculture in Haryana

Major Crops Wheat, Rice, Cotton, Groundnut, Tobacco, Linseed, Sesamum, Rapeseed, Mustard, Sugarcane, Barley, Corn, Millet, Gram, Jowar, Bajra, Maize, Jute etc.
Vegetables & Fruits Cauliflower, Onion, Potato, Tomato, Chillies, Guava and groundnut etc.

Mineral Deposits in Haryana

  1. Copper
  2. China Clay
  3. Gypsum
  4. Quartz
  5. limestone
  6. Slate

Airports in Haryana

  1. Hisar Airport

Traditional Dances in Haryana

  1. Ghumar Dance
  2. Ras Leela
  3. Phag Dance
  4. Loor Folk Dance
  5. Gugga Dance
  6. Khoria Dance
  7. Daph Dance
  8. Gangor Puja Folk Dance
  9. Phag Music
  10. Teej Folk Song

Art and Crafts of Haryana

  1. Hand Embroidery
  2. Lac Bangles
  3. Pottery Painting & Terracotta Art
  4. Leather Work
  5. Wood Work
  6. Sandalwood Carving Crafts
  7. Bone Carving
  8. Sanghi craft
  9. Mudha Making

Regional Festivals Haryana

  1. Haryana Day
  2. Kartik Festival
  3. Gugga Naumi
  4. Teej
  5. Baisakhi
  6. Basant Panchami
  7. Surajkund Mela
  8. Gangore
  9. Lohri

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