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is twice the size of Wales and has twice its population. The Commissioner is in political charge of the hill state of Sirmur and of five petty states in the plains.

Hissar District.— Hissar is the south-western district of the division and hasArea, 5213 sq. m. Cultd area, 4201 sq. m. Pop. 804,809; 67 p. c. H. Land Rev. Rs- 9.76,749 =£67,117. a long common boundary with Bikaner. It is divided into five tahsils, Hissar, Hansi, Bhiwani, Fatehabad, and Sirsa. There are four natural divisions, Nali, Bagar, Rohi, and Hariana. The overflow of the Ghagar, which runs through the

Fig. 85. Hissar with portions of Phulkian States etc.

north of the district has transformed the lands on either bank into hard intractable clay, which yields nothing to the husbandman without copious floods. This is the Nali. The Bagar is a region of rolling sand stretching along the Bikaner border from Sirsa to Bhiwani. In Sirsa to the east