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Introduction

Situated close to lucknow on the banks of the Ganges, Kanpur, besides being a major industrial town, also has and relgious importance. The place is mentioned by AL-Beruni in Kitaabul-Hind . The dargah of the Sufi saint, Makdoon Shah, built by Feroze Shah Tughlag, is situated here. the British set up an army cantommentand the first tannery was setup at Jajmau in the 19th century which led to the proliferation of tanniries that exist at kanpur today Kanpur played an important role as a centre for the freedom movement.Independence activits such as Nanareo Peshwa, Tatya Tope,Chandrashekhar Azad,etc., were closely associated with the city. Many great hindu literary figures like Acharya Mahavir Parshad Dwivedi, G.S Vidyarthi, etc., are also product of kanpur. A bussines City, enjoys prolic trade, especially in leather accessories, plastic , textiles and can be termed in this connection as the Manchester of east India. The city has recently undergone tremendous change.


Area 1040 sq. km
Latitude 20 38 E
Longitude 80 21 N
Population (2001) 4,137,489
Males 2,213,955
Females 1,923,534
Population density 1366 per sq. km
Temperature Max: 48C; Min: 1C
Postal Code 208001
STD Code 0512
Sightseeing Valmiki Ashram, Brahmavat Ghat, Dhruv Teela and more.
Entertainment Different places for entertainment.
Excursions Bithoor, Kannauji and more.
Places to Eat Famous restaurant names and their addresses.
 
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