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Panipat is an ancient and historic city in Panipat district, Haryana state ,India. It is 90 km north from Delhi and 169 km south of Chandigarh on NH-1. The three battles fought at the city were turning points in Indian history. The city is famous in India by the name of "City of Weaver". The first verse of the Bhagvad Gita is possibly referencing to Panipat as 'Dharmakshetra'
History
According to the legend, Panipat was one of the five cities (prasthas) founded by the Pandava brothers during the times of the Mahabharta; its historic name being Panduprastha. Panipat was the scene of three pivotal battles in Indian history.

The First Battle of Panipat was fought on 21 April 1526 between Ibrahim Lodhi,Sultan of delhi, and the Timurid warlord Zaheeruddin Babur. Babur's force defeated Ibrahim's much larger force of over one lakh (one hundred thousand) soldiers.This First battle of Panipat thus ended the 'Lodi Rule' established by Bahlul Lodhi in India.
Landmarks
Panipat is a city of textiles and carpets. It is the biggest centre for quality blankets and carpets in India and has a handloom weaving industry. In addition, Panipat city is the biggest centre of "Shoddy Yarn" in the World. Blankets prepared through Handloom and Power loom are sent to soldiers. The Samalkha subdivision of this district is famous for Foundry of Agriculture instruments. In this way, this district, which is continuously developing on the industrial base, has an unlimited employment capacity. Not only from Haryana but Businessmen and Engineers and unemployed worker artist Weavers and labour from other states of India visit here in search of employment and settle here permanently.

Panipat also has heavy industry, with a refinery of the Indian Oil Companies, a National Thermal Power Corporation power plant and a National Fertilizers Limited plant.

Some salient features of industry in Panipat include:
  . Three major public sector projects: the Indian Oil Corporation oil refinery, the National Fertilizers Limited plant and the thermal power station.

  . Biggest centre in the country for producing shoddy (recycled) yarn, and a large consumer of rags for reprocessing.

  . Biggest centre in the country for producing low priced blankets, a traditional supplier of barrack blankets to the armed forces.

  . Biggest centre in the country engaged in export of cotton durries, made-ups, throws and mats.

  . Samalkha, a small town near Panipat, is known for foundry work and supply of agricultural machinery to neighbouring Uttar pardesh.

  . Relatively high wages compared to the Indian national average - a worker earns Rs.100/- to 250/- per day on Handloom/ Powerloom.

  . The town has infrastructure such as rail, road and inland container depots well suited to industry and export.
Particulars Description
Area 219 metres (719 ft)
Population (2011) 1,202,811
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Literacy 77.50%
Sex Ratio 940
For More Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panipat
 
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