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Gurgaon City Facts


Gurgaon is a district head quarter in Haryana and the heart of a major industrial area. It has developed into a large and flourishing town because of its vicinity to New Delhi which is about 30 Kms from here. Gurgaon also known as 'Guru Gram' or 'Guru Gaon' ( village of the spiritual teacher) was named after Dronacharya, a character in the Epic Mahabharata. It is said that Guru Dronacharya gave spiritual instructions to the Pandavas and the Kauravas at this place. Till Independence it was industrially backward, but now a large number of industries like Maruti, Atlas Cycles etc have sprang up in this area. Also known as the Cyber City , Gurgaon houses some of the most reputed off shoring and outsourcing businesses. Many corporates, MNCs and reputed educational institutions and schools have also made it their official hub. Real estate is booming here with new buildings coming up at an astronomical pace.


Area : 2105 Sq.Kms.
Population : 1,146,000 (2001 cen.)
Season : February to April & August to November
STD Code : 0124
Temperature : 21oC - 41oC
Rain Fall : 553.00 mm
Literacy : 77%