Occasionally called as "The City Beautiful", the Union territory of Chandigarh serves as the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana. Planned by Le Corbusier, the well known French architect, Chandigarh derived its name from the ancient Chandi Mandir located in the city.
Located in the shivalik foothills, Chandigarh was the 1st planned city in India. General information on Chandigarh tells us that the city is one among the Indian cities that have the highest per capita income. The partition of British India left the country divided into India and Pakistan 1n the year 1947, with Punjab also being split up. The state of Punjab belonging to India needed a capital city.
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