• Chandigarh is an union territory in northern part of India.

• It is also the capital city of Punjab and Haryana. The city is located in the border of these two states.

• Chandigarh is also known as "City of Beautiful". It was the first planned city in India after independence. The master plan of the city was prepared by famous Swiss-French architect and designer Le Corbusier.

• The city was established as Union Territory on 1st of November 1966 after the formation of Haryana from Punjab.

• The total area of the city is 114 square km, while the population is more than 10 lakhs according to the 2011 census.

• The density of population in the city is 9300 per square km.

• The literacy rate in the city is 81.9 %.

• Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Government Museum and Art gallery are the main tourist attraction in Chandigarh.

• With a per capita income of 99,262 Rs. - Chandigarh is the richest city in India.

State Symbols of Chandigarh
Category English Term
Animal Indian grey mongoose
Bird Indian grey hornbill
Flower Dhak flower
Tree Mangifera indica