Faridabad city information

About the City: People, Culture and Demography

Faridabad is one of the main industrial cities of Haryana and comes under the region of Delhi & NCR. The city is bounded by Delhi on the north, Gurgaon on the west and the parts of Uttar Pradesh on the east and south. It is surrounded by river Yamuna in the east and the Aravalli hills in south and west regions. Faridabad was formed by Saikh Farid in 1607 A.D with the sole purpose of protecting the highway that passed through the town. It was 15th August, 1979 that Faridabad became the 12th district of Haryana.

The district of Faridabad has been categorized into five divisions viz. Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Palwal and Hodal. Faridabad has the advantage of being situated in the proximity of the national capital, New Delhi. Faridabad is rapidly growing in terms of economy, lifestyle, business, industrialization, infrastructure, real estate, education and health care.

Of late, Faridabad has been attracting tourists to the city's famous Badkhal Lake, Aravalli Golf Club, Dabchick, Raja Nahar Singh Palace and Suraj Kund Tourist Complex.

Faridabad is very similar to the rest of India with culture and tradition depicting typical India style. People from all communities and castes live together in peace and harmony. The prominent castes in Faridabad are Jats and Gujars along with people from Uttar Pradesh and other parts of Haryana. The growth and development in the city saw people migrating from states like Bihar, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. Close proximity to Delhi gives a "Delhi touch" to the city where the demography and culture is almost the same as that of Delhi.

Newly developed Faridabad or New Faridabad is the most preferred destination for industries, IT companies, corporate bodies and government departments. New Faridabad also has the potential to develop itself as the modern city of India but it is behind the pace as compared to other satellite cities of Delhi. But still there are perceivable developments in the region with the growth of real estate in Faridabad and Faridabad properties.

Economy of Faridabad

Economy of Faridabad has seen tremendous growth owing the establishment of major industries and infrastructural developments. Faridabad contributes to 51% of Haryana's revenue. Agriculture has lost its ground because most the land in the region has been taken up by builders for Real Estate developments. However, Anaaj Mandi in Old Faridabad still has its own importance. Faridabad is known for Heena production. Other manufacturing industries include motorcycles, refrigerators, shoes and tyres.

Manufacturing divisions of major companies like Orient Fans, Central Insecticides, Escorts limited, Yamaha Motors India Pvt. Ltd., Whirlpool and JCB India are present in Faridabad.

General Information on Faridabad


25 Kilometres south of Delhi

Town Area

2,151.00 km²


28.4211° N


77.3078° E


2,193,276 (2001 Census)

Languages spoken

Hindi, English, Urdu

Education in Faridabad

There are some good schools in Faridabad like Ryan International School, Delhi Public School, St. Albans School, Apeejay School in sector 15, Dayanand Anglo Vedic Public School in sector 14, Faridabad, Jiva Public School, Modern School, Carmel Convent School in sector 7D and Aravali International School

Some of the good engineering colleges in Faridabad include:

B.S.Anangpuria institute of Technology and management
Rai Foundation Engineering College
LINGAYA'S Institute of management & technology
YMCA Institute of Engineering
Manav Rachna College of Engineering
Saheed Bhagat Singh College of Management
DAV Institute of Management and Technology.