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|• Deputy Commissioner||Prabhjot Singh, IAS|
|Elevation||673 m (2,208 ft)|
|• Additional official||English, Punjabi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||91-1666 xxx xxx|
|Sex ratio||897 ♂/♀ |
Sirsa is a city and a municipal council in Sirsa district in the westernmost region of the Indian state of Haryana, bordering Punjab and Rajasthan. It is located 260 kilometres north-west of New Delhi and 240 kilometres from state capital Chandigarh. Its history dates back to the time of Mahabharata. At one time, the Sarasvati River flowed in this area.
As of the 2001 Indian census, Sirsa had a population of 160,129. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sirsa has an average literacy rate of 68%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Sirsa, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. There is a big population of the Sikh community in Sirsa. There are also two historical Gurudwaras (Sikh temples) in the city.
- Chaudhary Devi Lal - former Deputy Prime Minister of India, Former Chief Minister of Haryana.
- Om Prakash Chautala - former Chief Minister of Haryana
- Jagdish Nehra - former Education and Irrigation Minister
- Sardara Singh - hockey player
- Sunil Grover - comedian and actor
- Barinder Sran - cricketer
- Rupinder Handa - singer
- Satwant Kaur - actress
- Jaswinder Brar - folk singer
- Hari Singh Dilbar - poet
Air Force station
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