About Jind District 
This district got its name from the headquarters town Jind which also derived its name from jaintapuri'. It is believed that during Mahabharata period, the Pandavas built a temple in the honour of Jainti Devi and offered prayers for success before the battle with the Kauravas. Later, the town grew up around this temple and was named as jaintapuri', which later came to be known as `Jind'. Jind city was established by Raja Gajpat Singh, a great Grandson of Phul, the founder of the Phulkiam Misl, in 1776 AD. After independence, the Princely state of Jind became a part of Sangrur district of Patiala and East Punjab States Union on 15th July, 1948. On 1st November, 1966, Sangrur district was bifurcated and its Jind and Narwana tehsils were merged to form Jind district of Haryana. 

Locations and Territories 
It is a part of Hisar division. It is surrounded by Punjab state and Kaithal districts in the North, Karnal and Panipat districts in the East, Sonipat and Rohtak districts in the South and Hisar and Fatehabad districts in the West. 

Jind is Famous For 
It is known as the 'Heart of Haryana'. Important industries of Jind are Milk Plant, Jind Cooperative Sugar Mills, Cattle Feed Plant and Industrial Cable plant, etc. Important tourist places of the district are Bulbul, Narwana, Pandu Pindara, Bhuteshwar Temple, Uchana, Aswini Kumara Tirtha, Dhamtan Sahib Gurudwara, Ram Rai, Barah Herbal Park and so on. 

Some Basic data about the district is given below: 

• Headquarters - Jind 

• Total Population - 13,34,152 

• Literacy Rate - 71.44% 

• Total Area - 2702 sq km 

• Density - 494 persons per sq km  

• Sex-Ratio - 871 females per 1000 males 

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