Faridabad, with a population of 1.4 million is the 25th most populous city of India. It is the largest city of the state of Haryana, located at 650 feet above the sea level. The majority of the population here speaks Punjabi. As per the 2011 census data, Faridabad district has a population of 1.8 million, out of which the total working population is only 12 percent. Out of the total workers, 11 percent are engaged in agricultural activities while 7 percent in the household industry. The remaining large chunk of the working population i.e 82 percent are engaged in industrial activities in this leading industrial area of the National Capital Region. Faridabad is famous for production of industrials products, manufacture of motorcycles, refrigerators, shoes, garments etc. Faridabad was founded in the year 1607 by Sheikh Farid, the treasurer of Jahangir, with the object of protecting the main artery / highway built by Sher Shah Suri, which passed through the town. The city finds a mention in Ain-i-Akbari. The Surajkund Mela held here annually at the onset of spring is one of the most famous and well attended fairs showcasing the art, craft and cuisines of India.