|Elevation||166 m (545 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Ganjdundwara is located at 27.43°N 78.56°E. It has an average elevation of 166 metres (545 feet). The City is situated near the holy river Ganga, it is the nearest holy river for the city. A large number of surrounding villages depend on agriculture and related economic activities.
As of 2011[update] India census, Ganjdundwara had a population of 41,245. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Ganjdundwara has an average literacy rate of 44%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 51%, and female literacy is 38%. In Ganjdundwara, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. National river Ganges flows around 15 km away in NE direction and well connected via road. One of the longest bridge has been constructed over the Ganga (at Kadarganj) which is about 15 km from town. This new bridge opened shortest route between Agra and Bareilly via Etah-Ganjdundwara-Kadarganj-Badaun, This will open the great facilities and opportunities to the near by villagers.
Ganjdundwara features a humid subtropical climate. The winters are moderate. The summers are hot and dry, with temperatures regularly exceeding 35°C. The monsoon season runs from the end of June to September. During the monsoon season, almost daily showers are not an uncommon phenomenon. From October onward, the weather is pleasant. Proper winter begins in early December.
Ganjdundwara has a number of private and public schools and colleges. The medium of instruction in almost all educational institutions is predominantly Hindi. But from the last few years the city emerges towards the English culture. A number of English medium schools are still developing to sustain the well education system.
Ganjdundwara (P.G.) College is affiliated to Dr B.R Ambedkar University, Agra. Once, it was the only degree college in the region after Agra. Students from various states come here for study. The following courses are available:
- B.A.( with Functional English and Geography)
- B.Sc. (Computer Science)
- B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry)
- D.Lib.& I.Sc.
- M.A. (Political Science)
- M.Sc. (Math, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany)
Ganjdundwara is famous for its HandLoom Industry, lather shoes, batteries, horticulture accessories. Buzzing of textiles machines can be easily heard all over the town.
State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, Gramin Bank, Urban Co-operative Bank and District Co-operative Bank cater for the banking needs of merchants and residents of this town and nearby areas.
Ministry of Broadcasting has a Doordarshan Relay Center running on UHF band. Area covered up to 45 km.
There is also a BSNL office here, which operate the nearby towns to provide the better telephonic connectivity provided by BSNL.
The town is also known for agricultural workshops like Tractor Trolleys, Cultivators, Thrashers, bricks industry etc. Many of the nearby buyers come here to buy these items in bulk, They can get these deals in a very effective prices.
Ganjdundwara provides its inhabitants with entertainment in the form of two cinemas, Milan Talkies and Krishna Talkies. Milan Talkies is situated at the Etah road and Krishna Talkies is situated at the other end of the city. Both of the talkies have satellite based system to provide the better picture quality with digital sound.
Although not a tourist destination itself there are a few nearby places of interest, such as Ram Chhitoni, kakora fair in kadarganj ganga bank, sai temple, hanuman mandir, bagh panchayti.
Ganjdundwara is situated on the Kanpur-Farrukhabad-Kasganj-Mathura BG line. Station code is GWA. All short distance trains stop here. Kasganj Jn, around 35 km away from here, has halts of all trains. The town is also connected to Etah (situated on NH 91) via road. UPSRTC provides various bus services to and from Delhi (Anand Vihar ISBT), Agra, Aligarh via Etah and Kasganj. Most of the buses from Delhi are available in evening.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.