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Faridabad is a city in the south-east of Haryana state in northern India. The district shares its boundaries with the National Capital and Union Territory of Delhi to its north, Gurgaon district to the west and Uttar Pradesh to its east and south. Faridabad enjoys a prime location both geographically and politically.It contains a big number of workers and peoples. The city has many railway station on the Delhi-Mathura double track broad-gauge line of the North Central Railway. The railway stations of Old Faridabad and New Industrial Township (NIT) are the major ones.
History of Faridabad
Faridabad, the south-eastern district in the state of Haryana, was founded in 1607 AD by Sheikh Farid, a.k.a. Baba Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, and a Sufi saint, with the object of protecting the Grand Trunk Road (now National Highway 2) which passed through the town. Sheikh Farid built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are now in ruins. Later on, it became the headquarters of a Pargana which was held in jagir by Ballabhgarh ruler. Faridabad District came into existence on 15 August 1979 as the 12th district of the state. Faridabad District was carved out from erstwhile Gurgaon District.

As a part of Pakistani Refugee Resettlement Project after the Partition, light industrial development was initiated in the town in 1950. Thus, refugees laid down the initial infrastructure of the present Faridabad.
Industry
Faridabad is the largest city and one of the major industrial hubs of Haryana. It generates 60% of the revenue of the state. 50% of the income tax collected in Haryana is from Faridabad and Gurgaon. Faridabad is famous for heena production from the agricultural sector while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres are the famous industrial products of the city.
Particulars Description
Area 2,151.00 square kilometres (830.51 sq mi)
Population (2011) 1,054,981 (2001)
Density 1,020 /km2 (2,642 /sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
 
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