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Karnal

Administration
Native ameKarnal
Typecity
StateHaryana
DistrictKarnal
Geography
Altitude228 m
Demography
Total Population210476 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode132001
VehicleHR 05,HR 99(TEMP)

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Karnal ( ) is an important city and the headquarters of Karnal District in the Indian state of Haryana.

Karnal is said to have been founded by the Kauravas in the Mahabharata era for the king Karna, a mythological hero and a key figure in the epic tale. It is midway between Delhi and Chandigarh, being 123 km (76.4 mi) north of Delhi and 126 km (78.3 mi) south of Chandigarh, on the National Highway NH-1, which is famous as the Grand Trunk Road. Delhi and Chandigarh can be reached from Karnal within 2 hours using the very high frequency bus service provided by the Haryana Roadways.

Karnal is famous for lush green pastures, Liberty Shoes, the production of high-quality basmati rice and for its many agricultural and dairy research institutions. Liberty shoes was started from Karnal and has its largest manufacturing facility in the city. Karnal is also famous for manufacture of agricultural implements and its spares as more than 40% of country agricultural implements and spares are manufactured here.One of the bigger units involved in the manufacture of spares is Karnal Agricultural Industries Ltd. having largest manufacturing base in the country.


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