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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

External links

Historical books online

Gazetteer of the Karnal District. 1892. A volume in the series of Punjab District Gazetteers. Archive.org, Public Library of India collection.
Punjab District Gazetteers, Vol.vi. A. Karnal District 1918, published 1919. Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India.