Karnal

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Karnal
MetroPolitan city
Karnal is located in Haryana
Karnal
Karnal
Karnal is located in India
Karnal
Karnal
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
Government
 • 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]
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 132001
literacy rate 75.03%[2]
Sex ratio 1.12[3]
Website karnal.gov.in

Karnal (About this sound pronunciation  or the Rice Bowl of India);[4] 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 was also known as Karnaal, Kurnaul or Karnaul during the British Raj.[citation needed] Karnal is one of the Counter Magnet Areas. Karnal is said to have been founded by Karna, a key figure in the epic Mahabharata, who died at the hands of his brother and archrival, Arjuna.[5]

Karnal has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Karnal (M Cl)". censusindia.gov.in. Government of India. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Karnal (M Cl)". censusindia.gov.in. Government of India. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Karnal (M Cl)". censusindia.gov.in. Government of India. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "XII Agricultural Science Congress". 
  5. ^ Karnal. District of Karnal http://www.karnal.gov.in/. Retrieved 26 November 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.firstpost.com/business/why-only-98-cities-instead-of-100-announced-all-questions-answered-about-smart-cities-project-2410576.html

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