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Faridabad is a southeastern town in the state of Haryana founded in 1607 AD by Shaikh Farid, Emperor Jehangir's treasurer. Faridabad was founded with the object of protecting the highway, which passed through the town. Faridabad is bounded by Union Territory of Delhi (National Capital) on its north, Gurgaon district on the west and State of Utter Pradesh on its east & south. National Highway No. 2 (Shershah Suri Marg) passes through center of district. Faridabad became 12th district of Haryana state on August 15, 1979.


After the partition of the country in 1947, Indian government settled refugees from Pakistan in a big part of Faridabad. In 1950, light industrial development was initiated. Today Faridabad is 10th largest industrial town in the country. There are about 200 large & medium units & 15000 small-scale units. Faridabad alone is generating about more than half of the revenues of state Haryana.


Faridabad is famous for Heena Production on agriculture sector while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres are other famous industrial products of the city.


Faridabad district is divided into five sub divisions... Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Palwal, Hodal & Hathin.


Faridabad at a Glance...


(based on 2001 Census)


Geographical Area

2151 Sq. Km.

Total Population


Total Male


Total Female


Rural Population


Urban Population


Literacy Rate Total

70.79 %

Literacy Rate Male

82.49 %

Literacy Rate Female

56.80 %

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