(Last Updated on : 30/03/2009)
Faridabad is an Indian city and a municipal corporation in Faridabad district in the state of Haryana, India. Faridabad is a major industrial city and heavily populated area. The city was founded in 1607 by Shaikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, with the objective of protecting the highway, which passed across the town. He built a fort, a tank and a mosque, which are now in ruins. It also had a sarai, a travelers` lodge that served as a last break for travelers to Delhi. Later, it became the headquarters of a pargana, which was held in jagir by the Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad became the 12th district of in Haryana on 15 August 1979.
Faridabad is located about 25 kilometers south of Delhi at 28° 25` 16" North and 77° 18` 28" East. It is bounded by the National Capital Territory of Delhi on its north, Gurgaon District on the west and Uttar Pradesh State on its east and south. Ballabgarh, Palwal, Hodal and Hathin surround Faridabad. Faridabad is located on the plains of river Yamuna and is bordered by the Yamuna to the east and Aravalli Hills towards the west and southwest. Today, almost all of the land has been developed with residential housing as the population of the city developed during the mid 90s.The people of Faridabad rely on ground water for their basic needs which is received during good monsoon season.
Delhi-Mathura National Highway-2 (Shershah Suri Marg) passes through the center of the district. Faridabad has many Railway Stations on the Delhi-Mathura double track broad-gauge line of the North Central Railway. Faridabad, now the most populated city of Haryana is one of the most flourishing cities in India.
Faridabad is famous for Henna Production on agriculture sector while tractors; switchgears, refrigerators, motorcycles, shoes and tyres are other popular industrial products of the city. Suraj Kund Tourist Complex, Badkhal Lake tourist complex, Aravalli Golf Club, Raja Nahar Singh Palace and Dabchick are the best known tourist spots in the city. Faridabad is an enormous economic center for Haryana. Faridabad and Gurgaon generate more than 50% of the income tax to the Haryana government. Faridabad is located on broad gauge of New Delhi- Mumbai Line. New Delhi and Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station is sited about 25km from Faridabad Station. The trains for big cities like Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad are easily accessible from Faridabad and the city is served by Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Palam Domestic Airport, New Delhi. The National Highway-2 (Delhi-Mathura Road) passes through Faridabad, and thus it is well connected to nearby states.
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