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Firoz Shah Palace Complex

Hisar About this sound pronunciation (Hindi: ‍हिसार) city, previously spelled Hissar, is the administrative headquarters of Hisar district, in the state of Haryana, in northwestern India. It is located 164 kilometres to the west of New Delhi, capital of India. Hisar is India's largest galvanized iron manufacturing city. Due to presence of a large steel industry, it is also known as The City of Steel.

Hisar was founded in 1354 AD, as Hisar-e-Firoza by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi from 1351 to 1388. Firoz Shah also brought the waters of the Yamuna river here by means of canal. Ghaggar and Drishadvati rivers once used to flow through the city. Hisar has a continental climate, with very hot summers and relatively cool winters.

Hisar was ruled by major powers, including the Mauryans in the 3rd century BC, Tughlaqs in the 14th century, Mughals in the 16th century and Britishers in the 19th century. After independence of India, it was unified with the state of Punjab. After the division of Punjab in 1966, it is now a part of Haryana.

Most commonly spoken languages are Hindi and English whereas the most common dialects are Haryanvi and Bagri. Average literacy rate is 81.04 %. In the 1960s, the per capita income of the city was highest in the country.

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The observatory at OP Jindal Gyan Kendra at Hisar.

O. P. Jindal Knowledge Centre was inaugurated in 2009 in the memory of O. P. Jindal. The centre has a museum, library, herbal park, skating rink and a cafeteria. It also houses a 25-storied 282 metre high steel tower built on the lines of Seattle Tower. The tower is the tallest of its kind in Asia and the second tallest steel tower in the world.

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Firoz Shah Tughlaq; 1309 – September 20, 1388) was a Turkic Muslim ruler of the Tughlaq Dynasty, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi from 1351 to 1388. He was the son of a Hindu princess of Dipalpur. His father's name was Razzab (the younger brother of Ghazi Malik). Firuz Shah Tughlaq succeeded his cousin Muhammad bin Tughluq following the later's death from a fatal illness, but due to widespread unrest Firuz's realm was much smaller than Muhammed's. Firuz Shah Tughlaq was forced by rebellions to concede virtual independence to Bengal and other provinces.

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M.M. Juneja (Historian), The Times of India (2011), Article: Political parties vie to 'grab' Hisar fort

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  • ... that Hisar has its own municipality since 1867?
  • ... that District court was set up at Hisar in 1832?
  • ... that the city has its own Bar Association which was founded in 1870?



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The District Administrative Complex also known as Mini Secretariat or Kachehri
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The District Administrative Complex of Hisar (city). It is also known as Mini Secretariat or Kachehri. Offices of the Municipal corporation, Hisar and Haryana Police are located here. It was completed in 1980 whereas the offices of Hisar Sessions Division and Hisar District Bar Association are located at Judiciary Complex adjoining District Administrative Complex. This administrative and judiciary complex is largest in Haryana and at a district headquarters may be one of the largest in the country.

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