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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Shahbad is a city and a Municipal Committee in Kurukshetra district in the Indian state of Haryana.


As of the 2001 India census, Shahbad had a population of 37,130. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Shahbad has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 69%. In Shahbad, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Shahbad lies 21 kilometres south of Ambala on the Ambala - Delhi section of the historical Grand Trunk Road, or GT road as it is locally known. It is some 22 kilometres to the north of Kurukshetra, which is the headquarter town of the district. Shahbad is on the national highway NH-1 and it also has a railway station on the Delhi - Ambala line. It lies on the banks of the river Markanda, a tributary of the Ghaggar, and supposed to be a part of the ancient Vedic Saraswati River basin system. There is a large temple on the banks of the river, which is called Markandeshwar, after the name of the famous Maharishi Markandeya.

There is also a road from Panchkula, via Ramgarh and Dosarka, that comes out near Shahbad. There are direct roads to Ladwa and Radaur as well as Yamunanagar from Shahbad. Pipli, near Kurukshetra, Nilokheri and Karnal are the other nearby towns south of Shahbad on the G.T. road. Patiala Original authentic and old Historic Shiva Temple is situated...
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