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Hisar, Haryana

Native ameHisar हिसार
Altitude215 m
Total Population256810 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
VehicleHR 20

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Hisar ( ) city, previously spelled Hissar, is the administrative headquarters of Hisar district, in the state of Haryana, in northwestern India. Hisar was founded in 1354 CE, as Hissar-e-Firoza by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi from 1351 to 1388. on the demolished ruins of an existing prosperous Hindu and Jain city of Iksaru. The word Hisar derives from a Arabic word meaning "Fortress". Firoz Shah also who brought the waters of the Yamuna river here by means of canal. A holy devotee predicted his accession to the throne and at his request the canal was made.

Hisar is located at 29°9’11” north latitude and 75°43’6” east longitude. It is situated 164 km (101.9 mi) northwest of Delhi on the National Highway NH 10.

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