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Kanpur District

Kanpur Nagar is an administrative district of Uttar Pradesh with its headquarters located at Kanpur city. Kanpur is a historical city with many sites of tourism importance.

Kanpur is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh and is one of the most important industrial bases in India. The city is sandwiched between two rivers – river Ganga in the North and river Pandu in the South.

Kanpur is the commercial capital Uttar Pradesh with the distinction of producing textile and leather goods in bulk. About 50 Tons of air cargo is generated for leather products only and this is sent through surface transport to New Delhi and from New Delhi it is sent to outside India through air cargo. Apart from leather and textile industry, the fertilizer, chemicals, two wheelers, soaps, Pan Masala, hosiery and engineering industries are also operating in the city.


Ghats : Sarsayya Ghat, Aanandeshwar Ghat, Bhagwatdas Ghat, Siddheshwar Ghat, Bhairon Ghat, Rani Ghat.

J.K. Temple, Moti Jheel , Bauddha vihar, Gautam Buddha Park, Bithoor, Green Park, Allen Forest Zoo, Phool Bagh.

The four famous and holy temples of Lord Shiva are also situated in Kanpur.
  1. Aanandeshwar temple
  2. Siddheshwar temple
  3. Balkhandeshwar temple
  4. Jageshwar temple

Facts & Figures

Area1040 sq. km
Latitude20° 38’ E
Longitude80° 21’ N
Population (2001)4,137,489
Population density1366 per sq. km
Sex Ratio869
Literacy Rate77.63%
No. of Tehsil03
No. of Blocks10
TemperatureMax: 48°C; Min: 1°C
Postal Code (Kanpur HO)208001
STD Code0512

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Amausi in Lucknow which is 65 km from Kanpur. Flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Patna, and Varanasi are available.

By Rail :
Kanpur is connected to all the major stations of the country by express, super-fast and passenger trains. Kanpur station is on the main Delhi-Howrah railway track.

By Road : Kanpur is well connected by road with all the major cities of the country. It is situated on National Highway 2 on the Delhi-Agra-Allahabad-Calcutta route and on National Highway No. 25 on the Lucknow-Jhansi-Shivpuri route. Buses ply regularly between kanpur and rest parts of the state. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) operates buses from Kanpur to various centres in the region, such as Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Unnao, Rae Bareilly, Kannauj and Jhansi.


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