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Native ameChandigarh
NicknameCity Beautiful
TypeUnion territory
Established date1953
Largest cityChandigarh
Mayor: Ravinder Pal Singh(INC)
Total Area44 sq mi (114 km2)
Area rank33
Altitude350 m
Total Population1054686 (29)
Official languagesHindi, Punjabi and English
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone91-172-XXX XXXX

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Chandigarh ( Punjabi ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ ) is a union territory of India that serves as the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab. The name Chandigarh translates as "The Fort of Chandi". The name is from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi, in the city. It is occasionally referred to as The City Beautiful.

As the first planned city of India, Chandigarh is known internationally for its architecture and urban planning. Chandigarh is home to numerous architectural projects of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Matthew Nowicki, and Albert Mayer. The city tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories with the highest per capita income in the country at Rs.99,262 at current prices and Rs.70,361 at constant prices (2006 2007). As per a study conducted by Ministry of Urban Development, Chandigarh has emerged as the cleanest city in India, while also topping the List of Indian states and territories by Human Development Index.

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