Narnaul

Narnaul is a City, a municipal Corporation, location of headquarters of the Mahendragarh district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is located in the National Capital Region of India.

Narnaul
City
Nickname(s): The Saffron City
Narnaul is located in Haryana
Narnaul
Narnaul
Location of Narnaul in Haryana
Narnaul is located in India
Narnaul
Narnaul
Narnaul (India)
Coordinates: 28°02′40″N 76°06′20″E / 28.04444°N 76.10556°ECoordinates: 28°02′40″N 76°06′20″E / 28.04444°N 76.10556°E
CountryIndia
StateHaryana
DistrictMahendragarh
Elevation318 m (1,043 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total74,581
Languages
 • OfficialHindi Punjabi & English
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Area code(s)01282
ISO 3166 codeIN-HR
Sex ratio901 /
ClimateCw (Köppen)
Precipitation570 millimetres (22 in)
Avg. summer temperature38 °C (100 °F)
Avg. winter temperature04 °C (39 °F)

Geography

Narnaul is located at 28°02′N 76°07′E / 28.04°N 76.11°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 300 meters (977 feet). The district is rich in mineral resources such as iron ore, copper ore, beryl, tourmaline, muscovite, biotite, albite, calcite, and quartz.

In winters, the temperature can reach a low of -3 °C. In summer the highest temperature is 50 °C.[2]

Battle of Narnaul

The Battle of Narnaul (also called Battle of Nasibpur) was fought on 16 November 1857, between the British Raj and Indian natives during the First War of Indian Independence.[3] In 1857, Pran Sukh Yadav along with Rao Tula Ram of Rewari and Kushal Singh of Auwa fought with the British at Nasibpur village near Narnaul. The battle was one of the most ferocious battles of the First War of Indian Independence.[4] During the Battle of Narnaul at Nasibpur on 16 November 1857, British lost 70 British soldiers and their commanders Colonel Gerrard and Captain Wallace. 40 British soldiers and officers Captain Craige, Captain Kennedy and Captain Pearse were wounded. Colonel Gerrard died after getting mortally wounded in a military engagement against Kushal Singh of Auwa.[5][3] Later, Pran Sukh Yadav settled at the village of Nihalpura and rehabilitated the kin of dead soldiers.[4]

Rao Krishan Gopal, from Nangal Pathani village of Gurgaon district was the Kotwal of Meerut, who had played a prominent part in collaboration with Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh, Nawab of Jhajjar, and Rao Shahamat Khan of Mewat, by organising the patriotic forces and participating in several battles against the British troops. He and his younger brother, Rao Ram Lal, were killed in this battle of Nasibpur.[6]

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[7] Narnaul had a population of 74,581.Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Narnaul has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 58%. In Narnaul, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Narnaul
  2. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/a-town-in-haryana-records-minus-3-degrees-314099
  3. ^ a b Dr Malti Malik, History of India, p. 356.
  4. ^ a b "Tribune India". Tribune India. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  5. ^ The Central India Campaign
  6. ^ 1981, Haryana Review, Volume 15, p. 29.
  7. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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