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Chandigarh is a ceety union territory in Indie that serves as the caipital o twa states, Punjab an Haryana. The name Chandigarh translates as "The Fort o Chandi". The name is derivit frae a auncient temple cried Chandi Mandir, devotit tae the Hindu goddess Chandi, near the ceety.[4]

Chandigarh
Open Hand Monument
Chandigarh is locatit in Indie
Chandigarh
Chandigarh
Coordinates: 30°44′14″N 76°47′14″E / 30.73722°N 76.78722°E / 30.73722; 76.78722
Kintra Indie
Union Territory/CeetyChandigarh
Seat o GovrenmentChandigarh
Govrenment
 • Admeenistrator o UTShivraj V. Patil
 • MayorSubhash Chawla
 • CommissionerVivek Pratap Singh
Area
 • Ceety an Union Territory114 km2 (44 sq mi)
Aurie rank33
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 • Ceety an Union Territory960,787
 • Rank29t
 • Density8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
 • Metro1,025,682
 [2]
Leids
 • Principal[3]Hindi, Panjabi, Inglis
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
160xxx
Telephone code91-172-XXX XXXX
ISO 3166 codeIN-CH
Vehicle registrationCH-01 to CH-04,HR-70,PB-01
HDIIncrease
0.892
HDI Categoryvery high
Literacy81.9
Wabsteidchandigarh.nic.in
The city of Chandigarh comprises all of the union territory's area

The ceety o Chandigarh wis the first planned ceety in Indie post independence in 1947 (pre-independence planned ceeties include Dispur in Assam, New Delhi in Delhi, Jaipur in Rajasthan, etc.) an is kent internaitionally for its airchitectur an urban design.[5] The ceety haes projects designed bi airchitects such as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew, Maxwell Fry an Narinder S. Lamba. The ceety tops the leet o Indian States an Union Territories wi the heichest per caipita income in the kintra at ₹99,262 (US$1,500) at current prices an ₹70,361 (US$1,100) at constant prices (2006–2007).[6] The ceety wis reportit in 2010 tae be the "cleanest" in Indie, based on a naitional govrenment study,[7] an the territory heidit the leet o Indie states an territories accordin tae research conductit uisin 2005 data bi Human Development Index.[8]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  2. "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  3. "Chandigarh - States and Union Territories". India.gov.in. Archived frae the oreeginal on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  4. The Official Government Website
  5. Business Portal of India
  6. "Front Page News : Monday, July 26, 2010". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  7. "India's cleanest: Where does your city stand?: Rediff.com News". News.rediff.com. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  8. Meghalaya Human Development Report 2008 (p. 23)

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