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Kanpur district
कानपुर नगर जिला
—  District of Uttar Pradesh  —
Location of Kanpur district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Kanpur
Headquarters Kanpur
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Kanpur
 • Total 3,029 km2 (1,170 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,137,489
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 • Literacy 77.6 per cent
 • Sex ratio
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. 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.

Cities and Towns[]

Kanpur Urban District[]

Important cities and towns of Kanpur Nagar are:

  • North Kanpur - Bithoor, Mandhana, Kalyanpur, Rawatpur, IITK, Moti Jheel, Panki
  • West Kanpur - Sachendi, Dharmangadpur
  • East Kanpur - Shuklaganj,Gangotri Township
  • Kanpur Rural-Bilhaur, Shivrajpur, Chobepur, Bithoor

Kanpur Rural District[]

Important cities and towns of Kanpur Dehat are:

  • Akbarpur -
  • Rasoolabad - Gajner, Kakwan


According to the 2011 census Kanpur district has a population of 4,572,951 ,[1] 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]


With a literacy rate of 77.6 per cent, Kanpur Nagar district has the highest literacy rate amongst the districts of Uttar Pradesh. There are top class Educational Institutes & world famous Green Park (Cricket Ground).[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 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. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Louisiana 4,533,372" 
  4. ^ "Seminar On Progress Of Literacy In India: What The Census 2001 Preveals Niepa, New Delhi, October 05, 2002". India’s Literacy Panorama. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

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