Chandigarh is also known as the "City Beautiful", is a city in northern India that serves as the capital of two states: Punjab and Haryana. However, administratively, the city is not under the jurisdiction of either state, it is administered by the Centre government and hence classified as a union territory. The Governor of the Punjab is the Administrator of Chandigarh.
Chandigarh is known for its high standard of living with highest per capita income in the country and tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories with a Human Development Index of 0.674. 
Chandigarh has two satellite cities (both of which share a border with it): Panchkula and Mohali. Sometimes, the triangle of these three cities is collectively called as the Chandigarh Tricity.