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The district headquarter is situated in Faridabad city. Other smaller towns are Ballabhgarh, Palwal and Hodal. The total area of Faridabad district is 2760 sq kms and its population is 14,77,000. Faridabad city is the most populated and most industrialized in whole of Haryana.
The city is said to have been founded in 1607 AD. It is named after Sheikh Farid, Jahangir's treasurer, or Baba Farid, a Sufi saint.
One of the best place to visit is the Badhkal Lake, about 32 km from Delhi. This man-made lake is surrounded by Aravali Hills and there is a resort of Haryana Tourism to cater to the people visiting it.
The Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year from Feb 1 to Feb 15. Surajkund is just 8 km from south Delhi on the Delhi-Agra national highway.