|Area rank||2nd (in district)|
|Elevation||305 m (1,001 ft)|
|• Rank||2nd (in district)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||MP 33|
Karera is the second-largest city in the Shivpuri district after Shivpuri itself. Karera is located at  It has an average elevation of 305 meters (1000 feet) and covers approximately 41.8 km..
According to the 2011 India census, Karera has a population of over 100,943. Males constitute 55% of the population, while females constitute 45%. Sixteen percent of the population is under 6 years of age. Karera has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 83% and female literacy is 64%.
Karera is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the Shivpuri District and has many tourist attractions, among them a number of ancient temples and sites of historical and cultural significance:
- Karera Fort
- Foota Taal
- Hanumaan Temple, called "Bagicha"
- River Mahuar
- Sammoha Dam
- "Nursery" Filter Road
- Gram Panchayat Khairaghat
Karera Wildlife Sanctuary
The Karera Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1981, and spans an area of 202 km2. The sanctuary is managed by the Field Director of Madhav National Park in Shivpuri district. The nearest airport to Karera is at Gwalior, which is 120 km away from the sanctuary.
Karera is covered by an extensive fiber optic network. The Karera fixed telephone line operator in the city is BSNL. There are eight mobile phone companies in Karera, which include BSNL, Reliance GSM, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, Tata DoCoMo, Virgin GSM and Videocon; CDMA services are offered by BSNL, Virgin Mobile, Tata Indicom, and Reliance. Internet broadband and IPTV services are provided by BSNL. The city is also connected to Digital TV.
Karera is connected with neighboring cities and other major cities of India by road (NH-25) Shivpuri, (NH-27) Jhansi, Sagar Datia, Dabra, Lucknow, Indore, Guna, Gwalior, Kota, Orai, Kanpur, Allahabad, Udaipur.
Daily buses services operate within the city, with inter-city services also available daily to many cities in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Karera is not directly accessible by rail, with the nearest railway stations located in Jhansi 45 km to the east and Shivpuri 55 km west of the city.
The nearest major airport is located at Gwalior which operates flights to Delhi, Bhopal, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, and most large cities in India. Karera is host to an ITBP airbase.
Schools & Colleges:
- Govt. College of Science & Art.
- Gayatri Educational College.
- Kendriya Vidhyalaya ITBP.
- Ideal Cambridge School.
- Saraswati Shishu Vidhya Mandir.
- St. John's School.
- Sanskriti Public School.
- Tirupati Blessed Higher Secondary School.
- Sita Central Convent School.
- PremRaj International School.
- Swami Vivekanand School.
- Govt. Excellence School Karera.
- Shakuntalam Public School Karera.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Karera
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.