YAMUNANAGAR Distt. came into
existence on Ist November, 1989. Its area is 1756 square kilometers, in which
there are 623 villages, 441 Panchayats, 2 towns, 2 Sub-Divisions, 3 tehsils and 3 sub-tehsils. Before being
named Yamunanagar it was known as Abdullapur. Large part of the district lies
under the Shiwalik foothills. Sugarcane, wheat and rice are its main crops. It
is an important industrial town having metal, utensil and plywood industries.
Large industries like Shri Gopal Paper Mills and Saraswati Sugar Mills (biggest
Sugar mill in Asia) are also located here.
Yamunanagar was earlier known as 'Abdulahpur'. Pre-independence,
it was a small village with population concentrated around its Railway Station.
After partition of India, many refugees from Punjab in Pakistan choose to make
Yamunanagar their new home, and in the process adding to the culture of the
town. The area where land was allocated to the refugees later developed into the
model town area of Yamunanagar.