Kanpur Nagar district

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Kanpur Nagar district
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Kanpur Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Kanpur Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Kanpur
Headquarters Kanpur
Tehsils Kanpur Sadar, Bilhaur, Ghatampur
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Kanpur
 • Assembly seats Sishamau
Arya Nagar
Kidwai Nagar
Govind Nagar
Kanpur Cantonment
 • Literacy 70.78%
Major highways NH 2
Website Official website

Kanpur district (Kanpur Nagar district) is one of the districts of the Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is a part of Kanpur division and its district headquarters is Kanpur.The old name of kanpur was Kanakpur in age of Ramayana. Due to increase in population of Kanpur District, for proper administration it has been divided into two. The term Kanpur refers to the combination of Kanpur Nagar district and Kanpur Dehat district. This article explains Kanpur Nagar district.

Kanpur district was divided into two district namely Kanpur-nagar and Kanpur-Dehat in year 1977. Reunited again in year 1979. Again separated in year 1981.

Notable Poets

  • Kavi Bhushan an Indian poet in the courts of the Bundeli king Chhatrasal and the Maratha king Shivaji. Bhushan resided in the Tikwapur village in Ghatampur tehsil of Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Chintamani Tripathi: Village Tikwanpur (Tikmapur), Kanpur[citation needed]
  • Matiram: Village Tikwanpur (Tikmapur), Kanpur[citation needed]


Religions in Kanpur Nagar District
Religion Percent

According to the 2011 census Kanpur district has a population of 6,377,452,[1][not in citation given] roughly equal to the nation of Costa Rica[2] or the US state of Louisiana.[3] This gives it a ranking of 32nd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 1,449 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,750/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.72%.[1] Kanpur Nagar has a sex ratio of 852 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 81.31%.[1]

Rank Metropolitan Area Area (km sq.) 2011/2001 (Provisional figures) Coverage
1 Kanpur 450 2,920,067 Includes Kanpur Cantonment and Chakeri
2 Kanpur Cantonment 50 108,035
3 Armapur Estate 20 20,797
4 Northern Railway Colony 15 29,708
5 Ghatampur 12 35,496
6 Bilhaur 10 18,056
7 Chakeri 5 9,868
8 Bithoor 5 9,647
9 Choubepur Kalan 5 8,352
10 Shivrajpur 3 7548

Industrial Perspective

From industrial perspective, after Chennai, the highest concentration of leather in India is in Kanpur. This is the reason that Kanpur Nagar is known as Leather City, and it is also known as Manchester of India.

There are about 400 leather tanneries and 1000 household units. Where is the work of buffalo leather mainly. Here the annual material leather of 1200 crores is prepared. Annual export of leather worth 6500 crores and annual export of Rs.1000 crores is done by domestic units.

The most tanaries here are in Jajmou, which is known as Tannery's stronghold. Here the tanneries of tannery are left in the river Ganga, which makes the water of the Ganges river very messy. In the coming time, the leather industry has proposed to construct a 400 million rupee waterproof plant.


Kanpur is considered to be strong enough from the economic point of view from other districts in its division. That is why it is called the economic capital of Uttar Pradesh, but despite this, the development here does not get anything special. The Grand Truck Road passes through here, which carries the highest traffic. From an educational perspective, there is plenty of inter college here, which is also good. There is also an evolutionary postgraduate college of science, commerce and arts faculty. Apart from IIT also there is no shortage of good government technical schools.

The evidence is that Hallet is a very good hospital here, from here, from the beggar to the charter, to bring the medicine, it is said that the person who is dead in this hospital is made alive. It is currently being operated by the Central Government.

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Costa Rica 4,576,562 July 2011 est 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Louisiana 4,533,372 

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 26°27′36″N 80°19′48″E / 26.46000°N 80.33000°E / 26.46000; 80.33000

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