Kanpur Dehat district

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Kanpur Dehat district
कानपुर देहात जिला
کانپور دیہات
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Kanpur Dehat district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Kanpur Dehat district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Kanpur
Headquarters Akbarpur, Kanpur Dehat
Tehsils 1. Akbarpur, 2. Bhognipur, 3. Rasoolabad, 4. Derapur and 5. Sikandara
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Akbarpur
 • Assembly seats 1. Rasulabad, 2. Akbarpur-Raniya, 3. Sikandra and 4. Bhognipur
Area
 • Total 3,021 km2 (1,166 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,795,092.[1]
Demographics
 • Literacy 77.52%
Coordinates 26°20′39″N 79°58′02″E / 26.3443°N 79.96718°E / 26.3443; 79.96718Coordinates: 26°20′39″N 79°58′02″E / 26.3443°N 79.96718°E / 26.3443; 79.96718 - 26°18′07″N 79°58′01″E / 26.302°N 79.967°E / 26.302; 79.967
Website Official website

Kanpur Dehat is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The administrative headquarters of the district are at Mati, Akbarpur. This district is part of Kanpur division.

History[edit]

Kanpur District was divided into two districts, namely Kanpur Nagar and Kanpur Dehat in year 1977. The two were reunited again in year 1979 and subsequently separated in year 1981. Uttar Pradesh government decided to rename Kanpur Dehat district as Ramabai Nagar district on 1 July 2010. Again in July 2012, it is renamed as Kanpur Dehat.[2]

Transport[edit]

The district is well connected by railways. Three rail tracks run through Kanpur Dehat district. The railway route connecting Delhi to Hawrah belonging to North Central zone of Indian Railways is passing through centre of the district. This railway track is broad gauge and fully electrified. The railway stations falling in this route through the district are Bhaupur, Maitha, Roshan Mau Halt, Rura, Ambiyapur, Jhinjhak and Parjani Halt.

The second track is Kanpur to Jhansi railway line. The railway stations on this route are Binaur, Rasulpur Gogumau, Tilaunchi, Paman, Lalpur, Malasa, Pukhrayan and Chaunrah. This railway track is broad gauge and non-electrified also belongs to North Central zone. Electrification work is done and now it is being used as electrical rail route.

The third railway line which until recently was narrow gauge but has now been converted into broad gauge belongs to North Eastern Railway zone. The track runs parallel to river Ganges. This track is also non-electrified but from Kanpur Central to Kalyanpur station electrification work is on and it may be compleated by the end of year 2013.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Kanpur Dehat district has a population of 1,795,092,[1] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[3] or the US state of Nebraska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 268th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 594 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,540/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.82%.[1] Kanpur Dehat has a sex ratio of 862 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 77.52%.[1]

Sports[edit]

Cricket is a major sport in this city. The local cricket association organizes different types of tournaments. Radheyshyam league is a major Club cricket league being played here.

Kos Minars[edit]

Since Mughal road (Grand Trunk Road) passes through it, there are many Kos Minar in the district. Some of them are protected monuments, notable of them are at Bhognipur, Chapar Ghata, Deosar, Gaur, Halia, Jallapur Sikandara, Pailwaru, Pitampur, Raigawan, Rajpur, Sankhiln Buzurg, Sardarpur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Kanpur Dehat". District administration. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est. 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nebraska 1,826,341