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Chandigarh


Geography of Chandigarh

Chandigarh is situated at the foot of the Shivalik range. There are hardly any forest in this union territory, except for small tracks of forest by acquiring some area on lease from Punjab and Haryana states.

There is about 2542 hectares of forest area in Kansal (Leased from Punjab) and Nepali (Leased from Haryana) forest and some area in Raipur Khurd village of Chandigarh union territory. The forest department is also maintaining a Deer Park in Kansal forest and a nursery near Hallo Majra village. Forest Department is also taking adequate steps to promote wild life in Kansal forest and is likely to be converted into a tourist spot.

The district at present comprises of one Tehsil and equal number of community development blocks. It has 5 towns and 25 villages.

Chandigarh has a sub-tropical continental monsoon climate characterized by a seasonal rhythm, hot summers, cool winters, unreliable rainfall and great variation in temperature (0 °C to 44 °C). In winters, frost sometimes occurs during December and January.

The average annual rainfall is 104.8 cm. It also receives occasional winter rains from the western disturbance. The best season is between September and November when the sky is crystal clear and mornings and afternoons are delightful.

Clothing in Chandigarh is characterized by sweaters, jackets, shawls, mufflers and nice warm socks in winters and light cotton clothes in summers. T-shirts and blue jeans are major choice of young people and are used throughout the year.


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