About Panipat District
Its ancient name was 'Panprastha' which was one of the 5 villages which were demanded by the Pandavas from Duryodhana in Mahabharat period. Later, it was named as Panipat. It became a separate district on 1st November, 1989 but on 24th July, 1991, it was again merged with Karnal district. Finally, on 1st January, 1992, it became a separate district of Haryana state. 

Location and Territories 
It is a part of Karnal division. It is surrounded by Karnal in the North, Uttar Pradesh in the East, Sonipat in the South and Jind in the West. Yamuna river flows on the Eastern side of this district. 

Panipat is Famous For 
It is historically very important as three Battles of Panipat took place at this place. This district is known as 'City of Weavers' or 'City of Handloom'. Important tourist places are Panipat Museum, Tomb of Ibrahim Lodhi, Kabuli Bagh Masjid, Kala Amb, Salar Gang Gate, Blue Jay Tourist Complex, Shiv Temple and so 

Some Basic data about the district is given below: 

■ Headquarters - Panipat 

■ Total Area - 1268 sq km 

■ Total Population - 12,05,437 

■ Density - 951 persons per sq km 

■ Literacy Rate - 75.94% 

■ Sex-Ratio - 864 females per 1000 males 

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