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Chandigarh is a union territory of India, it serves as the capital of two states of India, Punjab and Haryana. The name Chandigarh translates as "The Fort of Chandi". From Chandi Mandir temple the name was coined, devoted to the Hindu Goddess Chandi, present in the city's vicinity. It is occasionally referred to as the City Beautiful. Chandigarh Capital Region (CCR) including Mohali, Panchkula and Zirakpur had a combined population of 1,165,111 (1.16 million) as per the 2001 census. Earlier the Chandigarh Capital region was also called 'Tricity' because of Mohali and Panchkula as adjacent cities but with mushrooming of other towns like Kharar, Zirakpur, etc. with considerable population it is better called 'Chandigarh Capital Region'.

For architecture and urban planning, Chandigarh is also known internationally. Chandigarh is home to numerous architectural projects of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Matthew Nowicki, and Albert Mayer. The city tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories with the highest per capita income in the country. As per a study, Chandigarh has emerged as the cleanest city in India, it said by Ministry of Urban Development.

Country India
State Chandigarh
Districts Chandigarh
Language Hindi and English
Area 114 km2 (44 sq mi)
Elevation 350 metres (1,150 ft)
Birth Rate(per 1000) 21.45(2005)
Death Rate(per 1000) 10.22(2005)
Litrecy Rate 89.09%
Sex Ratio (females
per 1000 males)
777
Density 7,900 /km2 (20,461 /sq mi)
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Codes Pincode 16000x
Tel [ISD] [STD] [+91] [0172]
Vehicle CH 01, 03, 04
Emergency No's Police 100
Ambulance 102
Fire 101
Best Time To Visit October to April

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