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Are you planning to visit Chandigarh in the near future? If yes, then read this article and explore interesting facts & figures related to Chandigarh, India.

Chandigarh Facts

Chandigarh boasts the distinction of being the first planned city of India, which was designed by French Architect Le Corbusier. It is the only union territory in the country that serves as the capital city of two states, Punjab and Haryana. The city has a rich culture and tradition, with the diversity in people, religion, festivals and numerous folk dances. The people of Chandigarh are full of life and activity. The city is gradually gaining importance, both from commercial and tourism point of view. Chandigarh came into existence after the partition of India, which followed the independence of the country. On 1st November 1966, the city and the area surrounding it were constituted as a union territory, with the name Chandigarh being derived from the temple of Chandi, Mother Goddess of Power, situated nearby. In this article, we bring forth some of the interesting facts related to Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Facts & Figures

Area: 114.59 sq km
Year Of Formation: 1947 (after the independence of India)
Population (2001 census): 9,00, 635 (Rural: 92120 and Urban: 808515)
Density of Population/Sq Km.: 7,900
Birth Rate (per 1000): 21.45 (2005)
Death Rate (per 1000): 10.22 (2005)
Literacy Rate: 81.9 %
Major Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, English, Urdu
Location: 304414N latitude and 764714E longitude
Climate: It has a well-distributed climate, comprising of summer, monsoon, and winter
Temperature: Summer (max) - 45C (Mid March to Mid June)
Winter (min) - 3C (Mid November to Mid March)
Best Time To Visit: Mid September to End March
Airport: Chandigarh Domestic Airport
Must Visit Places: Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, The Capitol Complex, Gardens and Parks, International Dolls Museum, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Temple of Goddess Chandi, The Tower of Shadows
Major Festivals: Baisakhi, Lohri, Holla Mohalla, Gurupurab, Tika, Teeyan, Karwa Chauth, Dusshera, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan





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