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Metropolitan City
Cantonment Church Tower of Karnal
Cantonment Church Tower of Karnal
Karnal is located in Haryana
Location in Haryana, India
Karnal is located in India
Karnal (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
DistrictKarnal district
RegionNorth India
Named forKarna
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation Karnal
 • MayorRenu Bala Gupta
 • Member of ParliamentAshwini Chopra
 • MLA, Chief MinisterManohar Lal Khattar
 • Total2,520 km2 (970 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total286,827[1]
 • Density598/km2 (1,550/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi , Punjabi, English
 • RegionalHaryanvi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationHR 05
literacy rate75.03%[1]
Sex ratio996/1000 Female/Male

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

Karnal is said to have been founded by Karna, a key figure in the epic Mahabharata fame, who died at the hands of his half-brother and archrival, Arjuna.[2]

It was a place of refuge for British survivors of the 1857 Uprising in Delhi.


Smart City

Karnal has been ranked 65th (1st in Haryana) among 434 cities in the list of cleanest cities of India under Swachh Survekshan 2017.[7]

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.[8]

People from Karnal


  1. ^ a b "Karnal (M Cl)". Government of India. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  2. ^ Karnal. "Karnal". District of Karnal. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  3. ^ [1], official website.
  4. ^ [2], official website.
  5. ^ Maharana Pratap Horticultural University, Karnal, official website.
  6. ^ [3], official website.
  7. ^ "Karnal cleanest in Haryana".
  8. ^ "Karnal to be developed as smart city".
  9. ^ "Only 98 cities instead of 100 announced: All questions answered about the smart cities project". 28 August 2015.

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