Karnal city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Karnal Metropolitan Region. The Karnal city is located in Haryana state of India.
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Karnal in 2011 is 286,827; of which male and female are 151,287 and 135,540 respectively. Although Karnal city has population of 286,827; its urban / metropolitan population is 302,140 of which 159,653 are males and 142,487 are females.
Karnal Population 2022 - 2023
The current estimate population of Karnal city in 2023 is
, while literacy rate, sex ratio and density are mentioned below. The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Karnal city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Karnal city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Karnal city, we will update the same here in 2023.
Karnal Literacy Rate
In education section, total literates in Karnal city are 215,199 of which 118,533 are males while 96,666 are females. Average literacy rate of Karnal city is 84.60 percent of which male and female literacy was 88.89 and 79.88 percent.
Karnal Sex Ratio
The sex ratio of Karnal city is 896 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 809 per 1000 boys.
Karnal Child Population
Total children (0-6) in Karnal city are 32,468 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 17,945 boys while 14,523 are girls. The child forms 11.32 % of total population of Karnal City.
Total no. of Slums in Karnal city & its Out Growth numbers 9,481 in which population of 47,802 resides. This is around 15.82% of total population of Karnal city & its outgrowth which is 302,140.
Karnal City Population 2011
City + Out Growths
Average Literacy (%)
Hinduism is majority religion in Karnal city with 90.85 % followers.
Sikhism is second most popular religion in Karnal city with 6.96 % following it.
In Karnal city, Islam is followed by 1.30 %, Jainism by 0.26 %, Christinity by 6.96 % and Buddhism by 0.09 %. Around 0.00 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.27 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.