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|Elevation||199.49 m (654.49 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-HR|
|Sex ratio||879 ♂/♀|
Palwal is 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Delhi, 29 kilometres (18 mi) from Faridabad, 314 kilometres (195 mi) from Chandigarh and 143 kilometres (89 mi) from Agra.The latitude of the town is 28° 40' N and longitude is 76° 59' E. The area of town is 22.10 square kilometres (8.53 sq mi).
Etymology and legendEdit
The origin of Palwal is related to the local legend related to the Mahabharata, according to which the town is named after an asura called "Palwasura" who was slain by Balarama, the brother of Krishna. To commemorate this even an annual festival called "Baldev Chhat Ka Mela" is held here, and a "Dauji temple" in honor of Balrama is situated in Banchari village 25 km from Palwal on Grand Trunk Road.
Palwal is located at. It has an average elevation of 195 metres (640 ft).
|S. No.||Department||Title||Position Holder||Qualification|
|1||Administration||Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate||Sh. Naresh Kumar||IAS|
|2||Administration||Additional Deputy Commissioner||Sh. Vatsal Vashist||HCS|
|3||Administration||SDM (Palwal)||Sh. Jitender Singh||HCS|
|4||Administration||SDM (Hodal)||Sh. Vatsal Vashist||HCS|
|5||Administration||SDM (Hathin)||Sh. Wakeel Ahmed||HCS|
|6||Police||Superintendent of Police||Sh. Narendra Bujraniya||IPS|
A historical building Gandhi Seva Ashram( Museum) was made in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Gandhi Museum is close to Palwal Railway Station. Mahatma Gandhi was arrested on 10 April 1919 at Palwal railway station while going to Punjab against the Rowlatt Act. Keeping this memory alive lasting on October 2, 1938, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had kept it. Gandhi exhibition was established in Gandhi Seva Ashram in the year 1962. In it, history related to Gandhiji was preserved. Pictures for the exhibition were brought from the National Gandhi Museum of Delhi. Later, they started getting damaged, they were upgraded and the exhibition site was changed to the museum.
On 15 August 1979, Gurgaon district was further divided to form a new Faridabad district, and Palwal became a part of it. On 15August 2008, Palwal became the administrative headquarters of the newly formed Palwal district, 21st district of Haryana.
palwal district in haryana click here to know more==References==
- Palwal Geography Archived 16 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine Yamuna Action Plan official website.
- Palwal Town The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1909, v. 19, p. 375.hh
- Haryana’s Palwal town is closely linked to a demon, the Pandavas and Gandhi, India Times, 23 Sept 2019.
- "Gandhi Museum | District Palwal". palwal.gov.in. GOVERNMENT OF HARYANA. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
- History Archived 13 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine Official website Gurgaon.