Karnal district

Karnal district

Karnal ( _hi. करनाल) is a district of Haryana. The district headquarters is Karnal town. It is one of the oldest districts in Haryana state, existing since the inception of the state on 1st November 1966. Kurukshetra, Kaithal and Panipat District were part of Karnal District before they received the status of separate districts. It was also a district in the erstwhile Punjab State.


Karnal District lies on the western bank of the river Yamuna, which forms its eastern boundary and separates Haryana from Uttar Pradesh. Karnal District, including Panipat, lies between 29 09' 50" and 29 50' North and 76 31' 15" and 77 12' 45" East; its height above sea level is around 240 meters. The district has an area of 1,967 km² and its population is 8,85,000. Karnal District is bordered by Kurukshetra District on its north-west, Jind & Kaithal Districts on its west, Panipat District on its south and Uttar Pradesh state on the east.Liberty drugs Gram Udyog samiti engaged in manufecturing of herbal medicine with G.M.P certificate situated at phooshgarh road.

The district is a part of the Indus-Ganges plain and has a well-spread network of western Yamuna canals. Its geographical area has been divided into three agroclimatic regions: Khadar, Bangar and Nardak belt. Khadar starts from the Indri-Karnal road one mile away from Karnal covering the area between the Yamuna river and National Highway 1 up to Patti-Kalyana village. Bangar area starts from west of Khadar area covering Gharaunda development block. The Nardak area lies in Nissing, Nilokheri and Assandh development block. However, its water is saline and not fit for irrigation.

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