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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
 • Admeenistrator o UTShivraj V. Patil
 • MayorSubhash Chawla
 • CommissionerVivek Pratap Singh
 • Ceety an Union Territory114 km2 (44 sq mi)
Area rank33
350 m (1,150 ft)
 • Ceety an Union Territory960,787
 • Rank29t
 • Density8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
 • Metro1,025,682
 • Principal[3]Hindi, Panjabi, Inglis
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-172-XXX XXXX
ISO 3166 codeIN-CH
Vehicle registrationCH-01 to CH-04,HR-70,PB-01
HDI Categoryvery high
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 99,262 (US$1,400) at current prices an 70,361 (US$990) 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 Mairch 2012.[deid airtin]
  2. "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 26 Mairch 2012.
  3. "Chandigarh - States and Union Territories". Archived frae the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 26 Mey 2013."Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. "The Official Government Website". Archived frae the original on 2 Juin 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  5. Business Portal of India Archived 2013-10-17 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "Front Page News : Monday, July 26, 2010". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 26 Julie 2010.
  7. "India's cleanest: Where does your city stand?: News". 13 Mey 2010. Retrieved 26 Julie 2010.
  8. Meghalaya Human Development Report 2008 (p. 23)

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