The city of forts was founded by a Muslim ruler Firozshah Tughlaq in 1354 A.D. 'Hisar' is an Arabic word, which means 'Fort'. The city, which we know today as 'Hisar', was originally called 'Hisar Firoza (also Hisar-e-Firoza) or in other words, the 'Fort of Firoz'. But as the days rolled by, the very word 'Firoza' was dropped from its original name. With the excavations of Agroha, Banawali and Kunal the pre-Harappan settlements were discovered, bringing to us the very first images of pre-historic times. The construction work of the Hisar city started in the year 1354 A.D. under the personal supervision of Firoz Shah himself who stayed here for a long time. The fort-city had four gates, which were subsequently named as the Delhi Gate to the North, Mori Gate to the East, the Nagori Gate to the South and Talaqi Gate to the West. The city gained importance in the early sixties when the Agriculture University was setup as an extension of the Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana. Ever since, the government's positive policies have played a vital role in the economic development of the city. The industrial policy of the government has attracted large number of entrepreneurs and has led to industrialization in and around the city.
Hisar, the city of forts is best known for its pre-historic sites. Major excavations here have led to the discoveries of crucial artefacts that throw ample light on the social, political and historical events of different eras and civilizations. Economically, the place has now developed into a major industrial zone in and around the city.
Hisar Airport (IATA: HSS, ICAO: VIHR), also HisarAviation Club or Hisar Flying Club, is a current-public domestic and proposed-international airport
Hisar railway station is an A-category railway station, under the Bikaner railway division of North Western Railway zone of Indian Railways, located at Hisar city in Hisar district of Haryana state of India.
Hissar is well connected by road network across India
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