Nickname(s): The Saffron City
Location of Narnaul in Haryana
Narnaul (India)
Coordinates: 28°02′40″N 76°06′20″E / 28.04444°N 76.10556°E / 28.04444; 76.10556Coordinates: 28°02′40″N 76°06′20″E / 28.04444°N 76.10556°E / 28.04444; 76.10556
Country India
State Haryana
District Mahendragarh
Elevation 318 m (1,043 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 189,251
  Official Hindi Punjabi & English
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area code(s) 01282
ISO 3166 code IN-HR
Sex ratio 901 /
Climate Cw (Köppen)
Precipitation 570 millimetres (22 in)
Avg. summer temperature 38 °C (100 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 04 °C (39 °F)

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 is located at 28°02′N 76°07′E / 28.04°N 76.11°E / 28.04; 76.11.[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]


As of 2001 India census,[7] Narnaul had a population of 189,251. 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.


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