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Karnal

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Karnal; is a city located in the NCR 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. 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.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.GeographyKarnal has an elevation of 235 to 252 meters above Sea Level. It is the mid point of Delhi and Chandigarh on National Highway Number 1 Grand trunk Road .HistoryThe original name of Karnal city is Karnalaya . It has been a walled town as far as its history can be traced. Karnal sprang into prominence in 1739 when Persian emperor Nader Shah defeated the numerically superior, but inferior Mughal army in less than three hours and captured the Mughal ruler Muhammad Shah in the Battle of Karnal, laying the way open for his humiliating complete sack and looting of Delhi, the Mughal capital.
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