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census town
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Varanasi
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,762
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kandwa is a census town in Varanasi district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


At the 2001 India census,[1] Kandwa had a population of 7,762. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Kandwa had an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 74%, and female literacy was 52%. In Kandwa, 17% of the population was under 6 years of age.

Karmdeshwer Temple is situated in Kandwa. The people of Kandwa believe that Shiv Jee's first steps in Varanasi were in Kandwa.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "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. 

Coordinates: 9°13′00″N 1°51′00″W / 9.2167°N 1.8500°W / 9.2167; -1.8500