Karnal

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Karnal
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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 29.69°N 76.98°E
Altitude: 228 m (748 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Karnal
State/Province: Haryana
Country: India
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Karnal was the headquarters of Karnal District in the Delhi Division of Punjab Province during the British period. About 125km north of Delhi, it had a military cantonment which was abandoned in 1841 due to a massive spread of malaria caused by faulty irrigation. Following this, the cantonment at Umballa about 85 km away (north) was built in 1843 as a replacement.

Not to be confused with Kurnool in the Madras Presidency.

Spelling variants

Modern name: Karnal
Variants: Kurnaul

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