City
Profile

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Kanpur is the 11th most populous urban city in India, largest urban agglomeration in Uttar Pradesh.
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The city lies on the right bank of the Ganga river, which acts as a physical and administrative boundary. The city initially started settling along the Ganga and is gradually sprawling in all directions. City has been renowned producer and exporter of leather and textile goods, which started as the inception of industrial revolution in the country. The majority of industries came along the transport nodes of waterways and railways. Presently, the city is spread over a area of 260 sq. km. towards North, West and South directions.

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Area
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260.89 Sq
Kms
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2,765,348
Population
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105 pph
Average Population Density
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79.65%
Literacy Rate
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1,489,062
Male
Population
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1,276,286
Female
Population
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509,924
18
Youth Below
Mobility
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Total Road
Length
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Junctions to be improved with ITMS & SCSS
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History

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It is believed that this city was founded by Raja Hindu Singh of the Sankandi state. Kanpur’s original name was Kanhpur. Whether it is suspected to be associated with the King Hindusi of the realty of the origin of the city, or belonging to the heroic Karna of Mahabharata period, it is so certified that in the last phase of the reign of Awadh, this city is situated in old Kanpur, Patkapura, Kuraswam, Juhi and Seemamau villages. It was made by meeting. With the neighboring state the rule of this town remained in the hands of the rulers of Kannauj and Kalpi and later the rulers of the Muslim rulers. From 1773 to 1801, Nawab Alamas Ali of Awadh had a decent government here. After the Treaty of 1773, the city came under the rule of the British, resulting in an English camp here in 1778 AD.

Being located on the banks of the Ganges, there was a facility of traffic and industry. Therefore, the British gave birth to the industry and here the development of the city started. First of all, East India Company started the business of Neel here. After the construction of the Grand Trunk Road in 1832, the town was connected to Allahabad. In 1864 AD, Lucknow, Kalpi etc. were added by roads to the main places. Upper Ganges canal has also been constructed. With this development of traffic, the city’s business re-accelerated.

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How to
Reach

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Plane

Kanpur is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights.
Airport(s): Kanpur Airport (KNU)

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Train

You can easily get regular trains to Kanpur from other major cities of the country.
Kanpur Central (CNB),Panki (PNK),Kanpur Anwarganj (CPA),Kalianpur (KAP)

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Bus

There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Kanpur.
Kanpur Jhakarkatti,Vikash Nagar Bus Depot,Chunniganj Bus Depot,Fazalganj Bus Depot

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TOURIST PLACES

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Jagannath Mandir Benhta
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This temple is located in the village of Benhta, three kilometers from the headquarters

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Green Park
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This is the best and most famous playground of Kanpur. International Cricket matches are held

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Nana Rao Park
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Formerly known as Memorial Well Garden, it is the biggest park in Kanpur and is situated in the Kanpur.

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Kanpur Memorial Church
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Kanpur Memorial Church, popularly known as All Soul’s Cathedral is an impressive architectural

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JK Temple
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JK Temple (Juggilal Kamlapat temple) is a temple in the Indian city of Kanpur. It is considered to be a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture.

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IMPORTANT LINKS

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