Fatehabad is a city and a district located in the state of Haryana, India. The district was established on July 15, 1997, and it is bounded by the districts of Sirsa, Hisar, and Bhiwani. Fatehabad city is the administrative headquarters of the district.
The history of Fatehabad dates back to ancient times. It is believed that the city was founded by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century. During the reign of the Mughals, Fatehabad was an important center of trade and commerce. In the 18th century, the Marathas invaded the region and established their rule. After the decline of the Marathas, the British East India Company took control of the region in the 19th century.
Fatehabad is located in the northwestern part of Haryana. The district is situated at an altitude of 209 meters above sea level. It is located at a distance of 220 km from Delhi and 55 km from Hisar. The district covers an area of 2520 sq. km. The region is primarily a plain area and is drained by the Ghaggar River.
As per the 2011 Census, the population of Fatehabad district was 942,011. The population density was 374 persons per sq. km. The sex ratio was 902 females per 1000 males, which is lower than the state average of 879 females per 1000 males. The literacy rate of the district was 66.94%, which is lower than the state average of 75.55%.
The economy of Fatehabad is primarily based on agriculture. The major crops grown in the region are wheat, cotton, sugarcane, and mustard. Apart from agriculture, the district is also known for its handicrafts industry, which includes embroidery, pottery, and leather goods. The city also has a thriving market for textiles and jewelry.
The culture of Fatehabad is a mix of Haryanvi, Punjabi, and Rajasthani cultures. The people of the region are known for their hospitality and traditional values. The festivals celebrated in the region include Diwali, Holi, and Teej. The region is also known for its folk music and dance forms, which include the Phag and Ghoomar.
Fatehabad has a rich historical and cultural heritage, which makes it an ideal destination for tourists. The major tourist attractions in the region include:
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