Kaithal was earlier a part of district Karnal and in 1973 became part of the newly created district of Kurukshetra. Kaithal became a new district of Haryana on 1st November, 1989. The district headquarter is situated in Kaithal town. Other smaller towns are Guhla, Pundri and Cheeka. The total area of Kaithal district is 2,389 sq km and its population is 8,20,000. Kaithal is known for intensive cultivation of Rice and wheat with a well developed irrigation infrastructure.