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|Founded by||Rustam Khan|
|Named for||kant baks|
|• Total||100 km2 (40 sq mi)|
|Elevation||252 m (827 ft)|
|• Density||260/km2 (680/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||U.P 21|
Kanth is a Nagar Palika Parishad in Moradabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is home to small-scale bandage manufacturing industries. These are sold in Uttar Pradesh and in the rest of India under various licenses. Recently manufacturing of ready-made garments has also developed, contributing to the economy of the town.
Historically, Kanth was a city and district of British India, in the Bareilly division of the United Provinces, and is now a divisional headquarters. It was founded in 1625 by Rustam Khan, who built the fort which overhangs the river bank, and the Jama Masjid (Great Mosque; 1631). In 1776 it was taken over by the Sahaspur-Bilari state. Kanth was a Zamindari with two Riyasats. These are locally known as Western and Eastern Estates (Pashchimi and Poorvi Riyasat) The Western Estate was owned by Kunwar Ram Kumar Singh. Kunwar Ram Kumar Singh passed on his inheritance to Kunwar Raghuraj Singh. Kunwar Raghuraj Singh had two sons, Kunwar Chandrakumar and Kunwar Pritam Kumar Singh who currently take care of the property and Riyasat which is in ruins. Kunwar Chandra Kumar Singh is survived by his son, Kunwar Raghvendra Raj Singh. Kunwar Pritam Kumar Singh has two daughters, Kunwarani Shubhani Singh and Kunwarani Bheeni Singh and one son Kunwar Gaurav Singh who is an army officer in Indian army. The Eastern estate was owned by Kunwar Dhyan Singh who died without having any children, so his property was distributed among the relatives of his wife. Both,Kunwar Ram Kumar Singh and Kunwar Dhyan Singh Vishnoi invested large amounts of money in philanthropic works, such as intermediate and degree colleges and a public hospital. They granted large tracts of land to the college premises and the Bhud Mandir at Kanth.
Kanth is on the right bank of the river Ramganga, 655 feet (200 m) above sea level, and has a station on the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway, 868 miles (1,397 km) from Calcutta. Kanth is on the road from Dhampur to Moradabad, and is well connected with U.P. Roadways Bus Service, as well as by rail.
As of 2011[update] India census, Kanth had a population of 26,381. Male population is 13,757 and female population is 12,624. Kanth has an average literacy rate of 73.67%, higher than the state average of 67.68%. Male literacy is 80.60%, and female literacy is 66.08%.
Kanth is home to the D.S.M. degree college. Majority of the schools in Kanth are Hindi medium and affiliated to UP Board, prominent among them are D.S.M. Inter College, Dayanand Bal Mandir, Maharishi Dayanand Inter College, Rehbar E Aam Muslim inter college, Bihari Adarsh Kanya Inter College, Public Inter College,Har kumar sing girls college. Few English medium schools in Kanth includes R.S.Nain Memorial Public School, St Mary's convent, delhi children academy, J.P. Sharda and KC Public school, G.K. Computer Institute (G.K.Educational Welfare Society), MBD public school.
Shiv Mandir, Moni Mandir, Bhood Mandir, Sant Ravidas Dharamshala and kali Mandir are few religious Hindu shrines. Bhagvaan Balmiki Mandir Kanth also has Ramleela ground, also known as Raamleela Rang Mancha, it is used for Ramayana play every year before Dusheera. Kanth also has many mosques for Muslim worshippers such as Masjid Banjaaran (Markaj Tableeg Jaamat), Masjid Ansaryan, Jama masjid, Qazyan masjid, Sunhri masjid(Markaz Ahle Sunnat), Chapper Wali Masjid (Saifiyan Masjid), Madina masjid Thandi Masjid, Lal Masjid, Gulzar Masjid, Aysha Masjid, Moti Masjid, Mahigiyran Masjid, Mohmadi Masjid. Kanth also has one gurudwara for Sikh worshippers and it is named Shri Gurudwara singh sabha . MLA of this legislative is Mr Rajeev Kumar