Faridabad lies at 28° 25' 16" N Latitude and 77° 18' 28" E Longitude. The district shares its boundaries with the National Capital and the Union Territory of Delhi to its north, Gurgaon district to the west and Uttar Pradesh to its east and south. Faridabad enjoys a prime location both geographically and politically.
Named after Baba Farid, Jahangir's treasurer and a Sufi saint, Faridabad is the most populated and the most industrialized in the entire state of Haryana
and is home to 14,77,000 people.
At a distance of just 25 km from India's capital city of Delhi, Faridabad has well connected network of road and railways. Most of the South and West bound trains of India pass through the district and all the major towns are served by NH-2.
Wheat, pulses and commercial crops are products that contribute to the districts agricultural scenario. Electricity has reached practically every corner of Faridabad making it possible to highly mechanize this belt. About half a million people are employed in over 15,000 small, medium and large industries in this multifaceted land. Tractors, steel re-rolling, scientific instruments, power looms, agriculture implements, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes, tyres and JCB crane are widely produced in the district. Faridabad Heena is also a renowned production.
Some of the tourist destinations in the Faridabad District are-
- Badkhal Lake tourist complex
- Suraj Kund Tourist Complex
- Aravalli Golf Club
- Raja Nahar Singh Palace
- Baba Farid's Tomb