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Faridabad district,Haryana

Faridabad district is one of the 21 districts of the Indian state of Haryana with Faridabad city the district headquarters. The Delhi-Mathura National Highway 2 (Shershah Suri Marg) passes through the centre of the district, which occupies an area of 2,151 square kilometres (831 sq mi) and as of the 2001 Census of India had a population of 2,193,276. This district is part of Gurgaon Division and consists of Faridabad and Ballabhgarh.

As of 2011 it was the most populous district of Haryana.
Origin of name
The district is named after its headquarters, Faridabad city, which in turn is named after its founder, Shaikh Farid, the treasurer of Jahangir who built a town here. On Talab Road near Gopi Colony (Old Faridabad), his tomb or maqbara can still be seen.
History
Faridabad district was carved out from erstwhile Gurgaon district on 15 August 1979 as the 12th district of Haryana.
Economy
Faridabad was formerly Haryana’s leading industrial city and a popular choice for setting up industry due to its location on the Delhi-Mathura Road. However, the emergence of Gurgaon as a powerhouse for industrial development in the state[2] has led to its decline. The city is noted for its henna production in the agriculture sector while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres are other products made in the city. The IT revolution has completely bypassed Faridabad, opting instead for the cities of Noida, Okhla or Gurgaon. In part this was due to government apathy, in part due to the rising levels of pollution and congestion in the city.
Tourism
Badkhal Lake
Badkhal Lake was located in Badkhal village, 8 km from Delhi Border. The lake fringed by Aravalli hills was a man-made embankment which has now dried up. The lake complex, spread over 40 acres, had come up in 1969. In June 2015, Haryana government decided to revive the Badkhal lake here to once again attract tourists.
SurajKund Tourist Complex and International Crafts Fair

Situated at a distance of around 8 km from South Delhi. It is a 10th-century water reservoir which believed to be built by Tomar king Surajpal. Place is known for its annual fair “Surajkund International Crafts Mela” hosted by Haryana Tourism Corporation and Surajkund Mela Authority jointly, in collaboration with the union ministries of tourism, textiles, culture and external affairs, from February 1 to 15.2015 edition of fair was visited by 1.2 million visitors including 160,000 foreigners with more than 20 countries participating in fair.The Suraj Kund Lake here is surrounded by rock cut steps.

2016 edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela will be the 30th edition and People’s republic of China will be participating in the fair. Participation of the China will be the part of agreement signed between India and China in 2014 to celebrate year 2016 as “Year of China in India”.

Anangpur Dam
The Anagpur Dam, located close to the Anagpur village (also called Arangpur) in Faridabad district of Haryana, India, is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from the more famous Surajkund.

This unique Indian hydraulic engineering structure was built during the reign of King Anangpal of the Tomar dynasty in 8th century. It is approachable by road from Delhi from the Delhi – Mathura road. The ruins of the fortifications found in Anangpur village establishes by an inference that it was built by Anangpal as part of the Lal Kot that was developed as the first city of Delhi in the 8th century.