<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is a town and a municipal committee
in Sonipat district
in the Indian state
Gohana is located at . It has an average elevation of 225 metres (738 feet).
Gohana town is situated in Sonipat
district of Haryana
. It is a Tehsil town of more then 300,000 population now in year 2011, has its own municipality and a constituency for Haryana Vidhan Sabha.It is located on Rohtak-Panipat state highway and has a railway station on Rohtak-Panipat railway line. From the district
, its distance is 40 Km. Earlier, it was part of Rohtak district.
In ancient times, Gohana was known as Gavambhavana and was considered a sacred place. Prithviraj Chauhan had constructed a fort here. After defeating Prithviraj in 1192, Muhammad Ghori
destroyed the fort. Later, Gohana also became a settlement of Taga Brahmins. All Muslim families left this place in 1947 and migrated to Pakistan. Being a tehsil town, people from diverse communities reside in the town. it is 40 km away from the Sonipat
, Gohana had a population of 48,518. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Gohana has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 60%. In Gohana, 15% of the population is under 6 years of......