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Chandigarh

Area    : 114Sq.Km
Capital : Chandigarh
Districts         : 1
Language : Punjabi, Hindi, English
Population : 1,055,450 (2011 census)
Literacy : 86.43% (2011 census)
State Bird : Indian Grey Hornbill
State Animal : Indian Grey Mangoose
State Flower : Dhak Flower
State Tree : Mango

Chandigarh is the 1st planned modern city of India designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh and the area surrounding it were constituted as a union territory on 1st November, 1966. It serves as the joint capital of both, Punjab and Haryana states. It is bounded on the north and west by Punjab and east and south by Haryana. Total area of the union territory is 114Sq.Km. The city was named after the mother goddess of power, Chandi, whose temple Chandimandu is a feature of the new city. The beautiful city also known as 'city of roses',was planned to house the capital to the erstwhile Punjab state. read more

 
 
 
   
Chandigarh, the 1st planned modern city of India designed by the French architect Le Corbusier serves as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana.
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A tourist can experience the diversity of the cultural and religious traditions of Chandigarh people during the festival season.
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Chandigarh is situated at the foot of the Shivalik range. There are hardly any forest in this union territory, except for small tracks of forest by acquiring some area on lease from Punjab and Haryana states.
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