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Jind is an important district lying in the north of the state of Haryana. The Jind District has derived its name from Jind, the headquarter town of the district. The town has historical and mythological importance attached to it. It is said that Jind had been founded at the time of Mahabharata.

The location of the district is between 75° 53' and 76° 47' East longitudes and between 29° 03' and 29° 51' North latitudes. The total area of the district is 3,606 square kilometers.

The Jind District is divided into three sub divisions namely Jind, Safidon and Narwana. The population in Jind is 1,190 per square kilometers. The district's physiography mainly consists of the Punjab-Haryana plain which is flat and featureless. The district has 5 municipalities, 180 bus road ways and 1149 metalled roads. There are 59 banks, 164 post offices, 12 police stations and 18 telephone exchanges in Jind.

Jind has undergone a huge change in the industrial sector. Some of the major industries of the district are chemicals, milk plant, medicines and foundries. However agriculture is the main occupation with 86% of the population involved in it. The main crops grown in the region are rice, bajra, wheat, gram and pulses.

There are 11 colleges, 263 senior schools, 130 middle schools and 629 primary schools in Jind. Being a historical place, Jind has several places connected to tradition and religious literature. Pindara and Ramrai are two must visit places among many others.
The Phulkian Misls originator was Phul. Raja Gajpat Singh was the great grandson of Phul. In 1763, a mass portion of territory including the region covered by the existing day Jind District was captured by Raja Gajpat Singh by defeating Zain Khan, who was the Afghan governor. In 1776, the Jind City was selected as the states capital city. In 1775, a fort was constructed by him here. Afterwards Raja Sangat Singh, decided to make Sangrur the capital of Jind State. Amalgamation of the Indian Union and Jind State took place after the time of Indian independence. On 15th July, 1948, the region that the existing day district of Jind covers became a somponent of the district of Sangrur of Patiala and East Punjab States Union. On 1st November, the district of Sangrur was split up, when the state of Haryana was constructed. Jind and Narwana Tehsils of Sangrur District were combined and thus the district of Jind came into being. Seven districts were formed at the creation of the new state of Haryana and this became one of such seven districts. In 1967, the division of Jind Tehsil into Jind and Safidon took place.