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Haryana is located in the northwest India between 27 degree 37' to 30 degree 35' latitude and between 74 degree 28' to 77 degree 36' longitude and with an altitude between 700-3600 ft above sea level.

Haryana is spread over an area of 44,212 sq. kms with population of 211.45 lakhs. It is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the east, Delhi in the south east, Punjab in the west, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh in the north, and the great expanse of Rajasthan in the south.

The geographical and natural boundaries are flanked by Shivalik Hills in the north, the river Yamuna in the east, Aravalli Hills in the south-west and river Ghaggar in the west, which add to unique charm of the state.

Most of the year, the climate of Haryana is of a pronounced continental character, very hot in summer and markedly cold in winter. In between are the pleasant months of spring.

The rainfall in the region is low and erratic except in parts of Karnal, Kurukshetra and Ambala Districts. The maximum rainfall is 216 cms and the minimum rainfall ranges from 25 to 38 cms.

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