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Bhiwani

Administration
Native ameBhiwani,Haryana
Typecity
StateHaryana
DistrictBhiwani
Geography
Total Area1968.2 sq mi (5099 km2)
Altitude225 m
Demography
Total Population169424 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode127021
Telephone91-1664
VehicleHR-16, HR-61

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Bhiwani is a city and a municipal council in Bhiwani district in the state of Haryana, India. It is known as the city of temples. Besides being a seat of spiritual learning, the city has been the centerstage of regional politics. The city is hometown to three of Haryana's chief ministers: Bansi Lal, Banarsi Dass Gupta and Hukum Singh.

District Bhiwani was created on 22 December 1972. The district headquarter is situated in Bhiwani town. Bhiwani has 442 villages, with main towns being Charkhi Dadri, Loharu, Bawani Khera and Tosham. The total area of Bhiwani district is 5,099 km2.

The city has been a conventional school of boxing, with almost all of the members of the Indian Boxing Squad coming from its SAI hostel itself. Late Capt. Hawa Singh, the legendary boxer, helped establish the boxing academy here.


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