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Patiala

Administration
Native amePatiala
Typecity
StatePunjab
Established date1754
CapitalPatiala
Largest cityPatiala
Geography
Total Area1206.3 sq mi (3125 km2)
Altitude350 m
Demography
Total Population2154686
Official languagesPunjabi, Hindi and English
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode140XXX
Telephone91-17X-XXX XXXX
VehiclePB11, PB34, PB39, PB42, PB48, PB72

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Patiala (Punjabi: ਪਟਿਆਲਾ) is a city located in south-eastern Punjab, India. The city is the administrative capital of Patiala district. The city is located around a castle named Qila Mubarak (the Fortunate Castle). It was constructed by a militiaman Baba Ala Singh in 1763.

Patiala is a Congress Party stronghold and in popular culture remains famous for its traditional turban (a type of headgear), paranda (a king of tasselled tag for braiding hair), salwar (a type of female trousers), jutti (a type of footwear) and Patiala peg (a measure of liquor).

The first Indian cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma was born in Patiala.


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