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Haryana GK 2020: All You Need To Know About Haryana 

Haryana GK: Are you looking for all the information related to the land where Mahabharata was fought- the state of Haryana? To make you aware of the state’s biography that sums up its history, geography, cultural activity and lots more as Haryana GK is a quintessential section which will be asked in the exam conducted by Haryana state authority, this post provides you with a convenient description of Haryana state covering Static General knowledge of the same thus adding up to your knowledge in one shot.

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  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Chief Minister: Shri Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • Haryana Day: 1st November
  • Haryana’s highest mountain range: Karoh Peak (Morni Hills)
  • High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh is the High Court of the state of Haryana.
  • Total Districts: 22

Haryana GK: Important Rivers and Dams of Haryana

S.No Rivers Important Dams
1 Yamuna River Kaushalya dam
2 Ghaggar River
3 Saraswati River
4 Tohana River
5 Dangri River
6 Krishnavati river
7 Sahibi River
8 Markanda river

 

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Haryana GK: Important Lakes of Haryana

S.No Lakes Located In /Near By Remark
1 Damdma Lake Gurugram Damdama Lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana
2 Sultanpur Lake Gurugram
3 Kotla Lake Nuh, Mewat Natural lake
4 Badkhal Lake Faridabad Natural lake
5  Karnal Lake Karnal Manmade lake
6 Sukhna Lake Chandigarh Manmade lake made by damming the Sukhna Choe Stream

 

Haryana GK: Important Thermal, Nuclear and Hydroelectricity Power Plants

S.No. Name of Power Plant Type Location Remark
1 Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Station Thermal Khedar, Hissar Coal-fired power plant
2 Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Station Thermal Yamunanagar Coal-fired power plant
3 Panipat Thermal Power Station Thermal Panipat Coal-fired power plant
4 Faridabad Thermal Power Station Thermal Faridabad Gas Based power plant
5 Panipat Thermal Power Station Thermal Panipat Coal-fired power plant
6 Mahatma Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project Thermal Jhajjar Coal-fired power plant

 

Haryana GK: Important National Parks, Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

S.No Name Location
1 Sultanpur National Park & Bird Sanctuary Gurugram
2 Kalesar National Park & wildlife Sanctuary Yamunanagar , Largest forest in Haryana
3 Bhindawas Wildlife & Bird Sanctuary Jhajjar
4 Khaparwas Wildlife Bird Sanctuary Jhajjar
5 Nahar Wildlife Sanctuary Rewari
6 Chhilchhila Wildlife Bird Sanctuary Kurukshetra
7 Saraswati (Seonsar Forest) Wildlife Sanctuary Kaithal, 3rd largest forest in haryana
8 Abubshahar Wildlife Sanctuary Sirsa
9 Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary Panchkula
10 Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary Panchkula
11 Bir Bara Ban Wildlife Sanctuary Jind

 

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Haryana GK: Important Temples in Haryana

S.No. Temples City
1 Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple Thanesar
2 Bhima Devi Temple Pinjore
3 Mata Sheetala Devi Temple Gurugram
4 Mata Mansa Devi Temple Panchkula

 

Haryana GK: Important Folk Dance Of Haryana

  • Dhamal Dance –  is performed on moonlit nights of Phalgun
  • Loor Dance – It is performed around the Holi festival
  • Chhathi dance- is a ritualistic dance, performed to celebrate the birth of a new child
  • Khoria dance – is performed at auspicious instances like weddings

Important Points to Remember

  • Shares boundary with states:  on the northwest by the state of Punjab and the union territory of Chandigarh, on the north and northeast by the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, on the east by the state of Uttar Pradesh and the union territory of Delhi, and on the south and southwest by the state of Rajasthan.
  • Total Number of districts: 22
  • Tehsils – 93
  • Sub-tehsils- 50 
  • Blocks – 140
  • Cities – 154
  • Number of districts at the formation time: Seven
  • Total forest area of Haryana: 6.49% of its total area covered by forests
  • Largest city of Haryana in terms of population: Faridabad
  • Largest City area wise: Bhiwani (Area- 5,140 sq km)
  • Official Language: Hindi / Punjabi
  • Local language spoken: Haryanvi (Dialect)
  • Number of divisions: Six Divisions (Gurgaon, Ambala, Rohtak, Karnal, Hisar, Faridabad)
  • Districts in Gurugram division: Gurugram, Rewari, Mahendargarh
  • Districts in Ambala division: Ambala, Yamunanagar, Panchkula and Kurukashetra.
  • Districts in Rohtak division: Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri.
  • Districts in Hisar division: Hisar, Fatehabad, Sirsa and Jind.
  • First governor of Haryana: Dharma Vira
  • First Chief minister of Haryana: Bhagwat Dayal Sharma (1 Nov, 1966 – 23 March, 1967)
  • Haryana’s longest-serving chief minister: Bansi Lal
  • Assembly seats in Haryana:90
  • Lok Sabha seats in Haryana: 10
  • Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana: 5
  • The State animal of Haryana: Blackbuck
  • The State bird of Haryana: Black francolin
  • The State tree of Haryana: Peepal Tree
  • The State flower of Haryana:Lotus
  • District of Haryana which is known as Sripad Janapad: Kurukshetra
  • District of Haryana which is Known as ‘Bowl of Rice’: Karnal
  • Haryana is a landlocked state in the northwest of India and was carved out of the Indian State of Punjab on 1st November 1966.
  • Haryana has the total geographical area of 44.212 km2. (1.4% of the geographical area of the country)
  • Haryana is bounded by Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the North and by Rajasthan to the west and south.
  • River Yamuna defines its eastern border with Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
  • It surrounds Delhi on three sides, forming the northern, western and southern borders of Delhi.
  • Almost 1/3 of the total area of the state falls in the National Capital Region.
  • It’s an agrarian state whereas 85% of its area is under cultivation, engaging about 78% of its population in agriculture. 
  • Haryana is a plain area except some hills of Shivalik in the northern and Aravalli system in the southern parts of the state.
  • The climate of the state is subtropical, semi-arid to semi-humid, continental and monsoon type.
  • Average rainfall of state is 560 mm which varies as follows-
  • 300 mm in south-western parts
  • 1000 mm in the hilly tracks of Shivalik hills (Wettest area)
  • About 80% of the rainfall occurs in the monsoon season (south-west monsoon) during the months of July and September.
  • The Aravalli hills region is the driest place of the state as per rainfall distribution.
  • Winter months have average temperatures in the range 3 Degree Centigrade to 9 Degree Centigrade.
  • Summer months have higher average temperatures in the range of 48 Degree Centigrade to 35 Degree Centigrade.
  • Soil in Haryana is formed almost entirely of alluvium.
  • The state is situated towards the depression of the rivers Ganges and Indus.
  • The alluvium is of the old type containing sand, clay, slit and hard calcareous concentrations about the size of the nuts known as ‘Kankars’.
  • In the south-western part, a great deal of wind-blown sand has been piled up in the form of sand dunes.

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Soils of various districts:

  • Panipat is entirely covered by old and new alluvium deposits of quaternary to recent age, which consist of clay and sand.
  • Sonipat is almost covered by the alluvial deposits of clay, loam, silt and sand brought down by river Yamuna. (also consist of high grade silica sand)
  • Rohtak district consists of alluvium, loam, coarse loam as the district is a part of indo-Gangetic alluvial plain.
  • Rewari district soil fall under Entisols and Inceptisols orders. The surface soil texture varies from sand to fine loamy sand.
  • Gurgaon district comprises of sand dunes, sandy plains, alluvial plains, salt affected areas, low lands, lake, hills and pediments.
  • In Mewat district soils are generally sandy loam to loam. The upper hills are mostly barren.
  • Faridabad and Palwal district comprises of recent Yamuna flood plains, low lying plains, depressions, sand dunes and hills.

Agriculture in Haryana:

  • There are two main cropping seasons, namely Kharif and Rabi.
  • Major Kharif crops include: Rice, Jowar, Bajara, Gaur, Maize, Cotton, Sugarcane, Groundnut and Pulses.
  • Rabi crops include: Wheat, Barley, Gram Rapeseed/Mustard and Pulses.
  • Short period available between mid-May and July is sometimes used for raising a third crop particularly in the areas where irrigation facility is available.
  • Northern part of the region has the suitable agricultural area due to alluvial soils, good quality of ground water, network of irrigation i.e. tube wells, canals and natural drainage.
  • Southern part is under relatively less cultivated area in the Kharif season due to the lack of rain, poor irrigation facilities, poor Ground water quality.

Fairs:

•Surajkund International Fair, Faridabad
•Mango Mela, at ‘Yadavindra Gardens’ of Pinjore
•Baisakhi Mela, at Pinjore Gardens
•Pinjore Heritage Festival, Pinjore

Note:

  • Manushi Chhillar became Miss world 2017. She belongs to Bamnoli village of Jhajjar District.
  • Ashoka’s Topra Stambha was found in Ambala.
  • Kurukshetra was christened after the name of King Kuru.

 Some main Geographical features of the state:

  • Shivalik Hills to the northeast.
  • Aravalli hills in the south. (the oldest range of fold mountains in India)
  • Semi-deserted sandy plain in the south-west.
  • Ghaggar Yamuna Plain forming the largest part of the state.

  Haryana plain sub-divided in three parts-

  1. The Eastern Haryana Plain:
  • Consists the districts of Panchkula, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar & Jind.
  1. The Western Haryana Plain:
  • Consists the districts of Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar and Bhiwani,
  1. The Southern Haryana Plain:
  • Consists the districts of Mahendergarh, Rewari, Gurgaon and Faridabad.
  • Haryana sub-region mainly consists of plains made up of alluvium of Yamuna River with some pediments of Aravali.
  • This alluvium plain is made up of sand, clay, slit and hard calcareous balls like gravel known as ‘Kankar’.
  • Shivalik hills are the source of the rivers like Saraswati, Ghaggar, Tangri and Markanda.
  • Area under the Aravalli hills is a dry irregular hilly area.

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Haryana GK: Famous Personalities of Haryana

  • Juhi Chawla
    Indian Actress
    Birth Place: Ambala, Haryana
  • Geeta Phogat
    Indian Olympic Athlete
    Birth Place: Bhiwani, Haryana, India
  • Yogeshwar Dutt
    Indian Wrestler
    Birth Place: Bhainswal Kalan, Sonipat district, Haryana, India
  • Om Prakash Jindal
    Indian Legislator
    Birth Place: Hisar, Haryana
  • Subhash Chandra
    Indian Media Baron(Chairman of Essel Group)
    Birth Place: Hisar, Haryana
  • Sameer Gehlaut
    Indian Businessman (Chairman and Founder of Indiabulls Group)
    Birth Place: Rohtak, Haryana
  • Randeep Hooda
    Indian Actor
    Birth Place: Rohtak, Haryana
  • Sajjan Jindal
    Indian Entrepreneur (Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Group)
    Birth Place: Hisar, Haryana
  • Saina Nehwal
    Indian Badminton Player
    Birth Place: Hisar, Haryana, India
  • Manushi Chhillar
    Indian Model
    The Miss World 2017
    Birth Place: Rohtak, Haryana
  • Anup Kumar
    Indian Kabaddi Player
    Birth Place: Palra, Haryana, India
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
    Indian Cricketer
    Birth Place: Jind, Haryana
  • Amit Mishra
    Indian Cricketer
    Birth Place: Sonepat, Haryana
  • Sonu Nigam
    Indian Playback Singer
    Birth Place: Faridabad, Haryana
  • Vijender Singh
    Indian Professional Boxer
    Birth Place: Kaluwas, Haryana
  • Kapil Dev
    Indian Cricket Coach
    Former captain of Indian cricket team that 1983 cricket world cup.
    Birth Place: Chandigarh
  • Santosh Yadav
    Dy. S.P. Indo-Tibet Border Police
    The first woman who climbed Mt. Everest (8848), twice.
    Birth Place: Rewari
  • Swami Ramdev
    Indian Yoga Guru, Entrepreneur
    Birth Place: Mahendragarh, Haryana, India

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