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C Program to Check Whether a Number is Palindrome or Not

In this example, you will learn to check whether the number entered by the user is a palindrome or not.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following C programming topics:

An integer is a palindrome if the reverse of that number is equal to the original number.

Program to Check Palindrome

#include <stdio.h>
int main() {
    int n, reversedN = 0, remainder, originalN;
    printf("Enter an integer: ");
    scanf("%d", &n);
    originalN = n;

    // reversed integer is stored in reversedN
    while (n != 0) {
        remainder = n % 10;
        reversedN = reversedN * 10 + remainder;
        n /= 10;

    // palindrome if orignalN and reversedN are equal
    if (originalN == reversedN)
        printf("%d is a palindrome.", originalN);
        printf("%d is not a palindrome.", originalN);

    return 0;


Enter an integer: 1001
1001 is a palindrome.

Here, the user is asked to enter an integer. The number is stored in variable n.

We then assigned this number to another variable orignalN. Then, the reverse of n is found and stored in reversedN.

If originalN is equal to reversedN, the number entered by the user is a palindrome,