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Kaithal district

Kaithal district
District of Haryana
Location of Kaithal district in Haryana
Location of Kaithal district in Haryana
Country India
State Haryana
Headquarters Kaithal
Tehsils 1. Kaithal, 2. Guhla
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Kurukshetra (shared with Kurukshetra district)
 • Assembly seats 4
 • Total 2,317 km2 (895 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,72,861
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban 19.39
 • Sex ratio 880 (2011 census)
Average annual precipitation 563 mm
Website Official website

Kaithal district (Hindi: कैथल जिला; Punjabi: ਕੈਥਲ ਜਿਲਾ) is one of the 21 districts of Haryana, state in northern India. Kaithal town is the district headquarters. The district occupies an area of 2317 km². It has a population of 10,72,861 (2011 census). This district is part of Ambala Division.

This district came into existence on 1 November 1989.


  • Divisions 1
  • Demographics 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Kaithal district comprises four tehsils: Kaithal, Guhla, Pundri and Kalayat; and the three sub-tehsils of Rajaund, Dhand and Siwan.[1][2] The four Haryana Vidhan Sabha constituencies located in this district are Guhla, Kalayat, Kaithal and Pundri.[3] All of these are part of Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency.


According to the 2011 census Kaithal district has a population of 1,072,861,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[5] or the US state of Rhode Island.[6] This gives it a ranking of 423rd in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 463 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.39%.[4] Kaithal has a sex ratio of 880 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 70.6%.[4]


  1. ^ "Basic Statistics". Official Website of Kaithal Administration. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "History". Kaithal District. 
  3. ^ "District Wise Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana website. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est. 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567 

External links

  • Kaithal district, official website

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