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Metropolitan City
Karnal railway station
Karnal railway station
Karnal is located in Haryana
Karnal is located in India
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 29°41′N 76°59′E / 29.69°N 76.98°E / 29.69; 76.98Coordinates: 29°41′N 76°59′E / 29.69°N 76.98°E / 29.69; 76.98
Country  India
State Haryana
District Karnal district
 • Body Municipal Corporation Karnal
 • Mayor Renu Bala Gupta
 • Member of Parliament Ashwini Chopra
 • MLA, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Population (2011)
 • Total 286,827[1]
 • Official Hindi
 • Regional Haryanvi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 132001
Vehicle registration HR 05
literacy rate 75.03%[2]
Sex ratio 12[3]
Website karnal.gov.in

Karnal (About this sound pronunciation or the Rice Bowl of India) is a city located in the NCR (National Capital Region) and the headquarters of Karnal District in the Indian state of Haryana. It is one of the Counter-Magnet cities.

Karnal is said to have been founded by Karna, a key figure in the epic Mahabharata fame, who died at the hands of his brother and archrival, Arjuna.[4]


Smart City[edit]

Karnal has been ranked 65th (1st in Haryana) among 434 cities in the list of cleanest cities of India under Swachh Survekshan 2017.[6]

Karnal was selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission.[7]

People from Karnal[edit]

  • The Great Cs Yachna Madaan, was born on 06 August 1995 in Karnal. She also won the award for the beauty contest in Doraemon Koko festival, Delhi. [9]


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