Jagadhri is a city and a municipal council in the Yamunanagar district of the Indian state of Haryana. This town lies adjacent to the city of Yamunanagar. Jagadhri is around 100 km away from Chandigarh, the capital city of Haryana state. Jagadhri holds record of maximum rain in 24 hours that was on 14 July 2016 which 383 mm, meaning 15 inches in just 6 hours. The total population of Jagadhri city is 1,24,894.
The highest employment in the district is in Wood based, Repairing and servicing, Metal based, Chemical based and Agro based industries. The district has 35% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 62% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 3% are Household workers.
District Yamunanagar derives its name from its headquarters town Yamunanagar. The antiquity of the region is well established on the basis of the discovery of numerous pre-historic, proto-historic and historical sites. Some of its towns and villages such as Sadaura, Sugh, Jagadhri and Kapal Mochan find mention in ancient Indian literature.
Yamunanagar district was created on 16th October, 1989. The areas comprising the district were carved out of Ambala and Kurukshetra districts. It comprised of Jagadhri tahsil and Sadaura sub tahsil of Ambala district and Radaur sub-tahsil of Kurukshetra district. The district lies in Ambala Division having two Sub Divisions, namely, Jagadhri and Bilaspur. Six Community Development Blocks, namely, Sadaura, Bilaspur, Mustafabad, Radaur, Jagadhri and Chhachhrauli have been set up for the development of rural area.
Yamunanagar district lies on the western Bank of river Yamuna which flows about 11 Kms to the east forming eastern boundary of the district. The river Yamuna separates Haryana from Uttar Pardesh.