Kanpur district

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Kanpur Nagar district
कानपुर नगर जनपद
کانپور نگر ضلع
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Kanpur Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Kanpur Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Kanpur
Headquarters Kanpur Nagar
Tehsils Kanpur Sadar,Bilhaur,Ghatampur
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Kanpur
 • Assembly seats Sishamau
Arya Nagar
Kidwai Nagar
Govind Nagar
Kanpur Cantonment
 • Literacy 70.78%
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.The old name of kanpur was Kanakpur in age of Ramayana. 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.

Notable Poets[edit]

  • Kavi Bhushan an Indian poet in the courts of the Bundeli king Chhatrasal and the Maratha king Shivaji. Bhushan resided in the Tikwapur village in Ghatampur tehsil of Kanpur district , Uttar Pradesh.
  • Chintamani Tripathi: Village Tikwanpur (Tikmapur), Kanpur[citation needed]
  • Matiram: Village Tikwanpur (Tikmapur), Kanpur[citation needed]


According to the 2011 census Kanpur district has a population of 6,377,452,[1][not in citation given] 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]

Rank Metropolitan Area Area (km sq.) 2011/2001 (Provisional figures) Coverage
1 Kanpur 450 2,920,067 Includes Kanpur Cantonment and Chakeri
2 Kanpur Cantonment 50 108,035
3 Armapur Estate 20 20,797
4 Northern Railway Colony 15 29,708
5 Ghatampur 12 35,496
6 Bilhaur 10 18,056
7 Chakeri 5 9,868
8 Bithoor 5 9,647
9 Choubepur Kalan 5 8,352
10 Shivrajpur 3 7548


  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 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. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Louisiana 4,533,372 

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Coordinates: 26°27′36″N 80°19′48″E / 26.46000°N 80.33000°E / 26.46000; 80.33000