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Gurgaon District

Gurgaon District of Haryana covers an area of 2,760 sq km with Gurgaon City as the headquarters. The name 'Gurgaon' is derived from the name of Guru Dronacharya. Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas, presented the area to the guru as his gurudakhshina. From that time onwards the place has been known as 'guru grama' (the village of the master) and it was changed to Gurgaon as the time passed. Gurgaon is surrounded by Delhi and Rajasthan.

Hindus represent a majority of the population. Economy of the region mainly depends on agriculture. Wheat, gram, barley, bajra and jowar, oilseeds, fodder and vegetable are the major crops. Cows, buffaloes, and goats are the main livestock.

The festivals celebrated are Holi, Janmashtami, Dussehra, Diwali, Shivratri, and Gugga Naumi. Places of tourist attractions are Dhankot, Saiyad, Ata, malab, Sanghel, Ujina, and Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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