|• Body||Nagar Palika|
|Elevation||255 m (837 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-HR|
|Vehicle registration||HR 82|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Ateli|
The town Kanina, came into existence around 700 years ago when a forefather named Kanha came to this place from a village Bhiri Chhapar of Bhiwani district in Haryana. It is hearsay that the present name of Kanina was derived from the name Kaninwal gotra Kanina is also a Sub Division which houses many Govt Offices for nearby villages. The town has one of the oldest food-grain market in Haryana state. Kanina is also, therefore, famously known as Kanina Mandi. This mandi supplies both 'RABI' and 'KHARIF' crop products all over the country. The population of the town is around 20,000. Kanina Khas is the epi-centre for around 60 villages from Mahendergarh, Bhiwani and Rewari districts. In the month of March (Falgun) on Ekadashi every year, a big Mela is being organised in the name of Sant Baba Moladh Nath. Kanina is also known for its "BRAVERY & COURAGE" in Indian ARMED FORCES. As there is one VEER-CHAKRA and one ASHOK-CHAKRA and one police Medal on its credit along with many other awards. Kanina is moving towards sports excellence too as there was an athlete named Rao Sultan Singh Yadav who represented india in Helnsinki olympics 1952, at present time youth is working towards sports too. A professional bodybuilder named as Kuldeep Singh Yadav is doing extremely good in sports.
Kanina is located at. It has an average elevation of 262 metres (859 feet).
Government College Kanina formerly known as Pitamah Kanh Singh Degree College, G.L Women Degree college and DAV College of Engineering and Technology in Kanina are affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. Some of the major Schools in Kanina are: Geeta High School, Kids Pride Play School ,OPY World School Kanina at Bharaph, G.L.Public Senior secondary school(Kosli Road Kanina), D.A.V. Public School, R.C.M. Public School, R.R.C.M. Public School, Sada Sukh Public School, Euro International School, GR International Public School. There are four Government Schools in Kanina. There is also poly technique college named AKASH Institute of Technology.
Kanina had a population of 10,196 in 2001 census. Kanina has an average literacy rate of 89%.Mostly, it is Yadav dominated .