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Jhajjar
Jhajjar is located in Haryana
Jhajjar
Jhajjar
Location of Jhajjar in Haryana
Jhajjar is located in India
Jhajjar
Jhajjar
Jhajjar (India)
Coordinates: 28°36′20″N 76°39′20″E / 28.60556°N 76.65556°E / 28.60556; 76.65556Coordinates: 28°36′20″N 76°39′20″E / 28.60556°N 76.65556°E / 28.60556; 76.65556
CountryIndia
StateHaryana
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total958,405[1]
Vehicle registrationHR-14
Websitejhajjar.nic.in

Jhajjar is a city in Jhajjar district in the Indian state of Haryana. It was split off from Rohtak district on 15 July 1997. The city is situated on the road connecting Rewari to Rohtak (NH-352), Loharu to Meerut (NH334B), Charkhi Dadri to Delhi and Gurgaon to Bhiwani. Jhajjar is located 55 km (34 mi) west of Delhi.[2]

Jhajjar is famous for valour and courage of its soldiers in defence forces. Mainly Jhajjar is well known for a larger percentage of youngsters joining Indian Army. Former Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is a well known example from Jhajjar. Also for their participation in 1857 rebellion, three main chiefs of Haryana were tried and hanged at Kotwali in Chandani Chowk of Old Delhi. Nahar Singh, the Raja of Ballabhgarh, was hanged on 9 January 1858. Abdur Rehman, Nawab of Jhajjar, was hanged on 23 January 1858. Ahmad Ali, Nawab of Farrukhnagar, was hanged on 23 January 1858.[3]

History[edit]

Jhajjar is listed in the Ain-i-Akbari as a pargana under Delhi sarkar, producing a revenue of 1,422,451 dams for the imperial treasury and supplying a force of 1000 infantry and 60 cavalry.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, Jhajjar District had a population of 956,907. Males constitute 54% of the population and females constitute 46%. Jhajjar has an average literacy rate of 80.83%, higher than the national average of 74%. Male literacy is 89.44%, and female literacy is 70.16%.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Jhajjar has its own railway station, with code JHJ. The railway station of the city is situated on Delhi-Jhajjar-Dadri Road. The station supports four trains, including the first CNG train of India and the Jaipur-Chandigarh Intercity train.

Jhajjar City has Haryana's largest Bus Station(I.S.B.T) situated on Rohtak-Jhajjar-Rewari NH-71. This new bus station has an area of 38 acres, including parks for students.

Notable people[edit]

Notable schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ [http:/ dr.rajender gurjar/web.archive.org/web/20120510121938/http://jhajjar.nic.in/AboutDistrict.aspx "Name Derivation"]. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help)
  3. ^ Satish Chandra Mittal, 1986, Haryana, a Historical place Perspective, p58.
  4. ^ Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak; Jarrett, Henry Sullivan (translator) (1891). The Ain-i-Akbari. Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal. p. 286. Retrieved 21 January 2021. {{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ Wins gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championship; father seeks DSP's post for grappler, The Tribune, 14-May-2017