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Chandigarh
Ceety an Union Territory
Open Hand Monument
Chandigarh is located in India
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/Ceety Chandigarh
Seat o Govrenment Chandigarh
Government
 • Admeenistrator o UT Shivraj V. Patil
 • Mayor Subhash Chawla
 • Commissioner Vivek Pratap Singh
Area
 • Ceety an Union Territory 114 km2 (44 sq mi)
Area rank 33
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 • Ceety an Union Territory 960,787
 • Rank 29t
 • Density 8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
 • Metro[1] 1,025,682
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Leids
 • Principal[3] Hindi, Panjabi, Inglis
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 160xxx
Telephone code 91-172-XXX XXXX
ISO 3166 code IN-CH
Vehicle registration CH-01 to CH-04,HR-70,PB-01
HDI Increase
0.892
HDI Category very high
Literacy 81.9
Website chandigarh.nic.in
The city of Chandigarh comprises all of the union territory's area

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]

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 Template:INRConvert at current prices an Template:INRConvert 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]

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  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 from the original 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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