Haryana General Knowledge

Haryana General Knowledge

  • Haryana was formed on 1st November, 1966 on linguistic as well as on cultural basis. It was separated from Punjab to become 17th state of India.
  • It has an area of 44, 212 km2 (21st rank) which is 1.4% of India‚Äôs land area.
  • Haryana has six administrative divisions i.e. Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Rohtak and Karnal.
  • It has 22 districts, 73 sub-divisions, 93 revenue tehsils, 50 sub tehsils, 154 cities and towns.
  • Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma became the first Chief Minister of Haryana.
  • Shri Dharamvir was the first Governor of Haryana.
  • State Symbols of Haryana:
Animal Black buck
Bird Black francolin
Flower Lotus
Tree Peepal


  • Faridabad is the largest city of Haryana .
  • Sirsa is the largest District of Haryana by area while Faridabad is the largest district by population.
  • There are 90 (17 reserved for SC) Vidhan Sabha constituencies of Haryana Legislative assembly, 10 (02 reserved for SC) Lok Sabha constituencies and 05 seats in Rajya Sabha.
  • The highest point in Haryana is Karoh Peak (1,467 metre) situated in Morni Hill range in Panchkula District.
  • Crops in Haryana:
Rabi crops Wheat, Pulses, Linseed, Tobacco, Mustard, Rapeseed
Kharif crops Rice, Bajra, Jowar, Maize, Cotton, Jute, Sugarcane, Groundnut, Sesame


  • The Murrah breed from Haryana of buffalo is world famous for its milk production.
  • There are two national parks in Haryana:
Name of National Park Located in District
Sultanpur National Park Gurugram
Kalesar National Park Yamunanagar


  • List of Wildlife sanctuaries in Haryana:
Name of Wildlife Sanctuary Located in District
Morni Hills (Khol-Hi-Raitan) Wildlife Sanctuary Panchkula
Nahar Wildlife Sanctuary Rewari
Abubshehar Wildlife Sanctuary Sirsa
Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary Jhajjar
Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary Jhajjar
Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary Panchkula
Chhilchila Wildlife Sanctuary Kurukshetra
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary Kaithal
Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary Faridabad


  • The official language of Haryana is Hindi. Second official language of Haryana is Punjabi.