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Gurgaon to be renamed Gurugram

gurgaon-district-mapThe Haryana Government on Tuesday decided to change the name of its largest city Gurgaon to Gurugram and the neighbouring Mewat district to Nuh.

Gurgaon, with a population of 1.7 million people, is a leading financial and industrial hub.

As per the Gurgaon district’s official website, the district in ancient times “used to be known as Guru-gram, which in course of time got distorted to Gurgaon.”

“Gurgaon district derived its name from the name of Guru Dronacharya; the village was given as gurudakshina to him by his students, the Pandavas, and hence it came to be known as Guru-gram, which in course of time got distorted to Gurgaon. Thus, the district has been in existence since the times of Mahabharata,” the official website states.

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