Kashipur, Uttarakhand

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Nagar Nigam
Nickname(s): ksp
Kashipur is located in Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°13′N 78°57′E / 29.22°N 78.95°E / 29.22; 78.95Coordinates: 29°13′N 78°57′E / 29.22°N 78.95°E / 29.22; 78.95
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Udham Singh Nagar
 • Total 5.46 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Elevation 218 m (715 ft)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 244713
Telephone code 915947
Vehicle registration UK18
Sex ratio 911 /

Kashipur (Hindi: काशीपुर) is a city and a Nagar Nigam[1] in Udham Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kashipur was declared as Nagar Nigam on 26 January 2013.[citation needed] Kashipur is located at 29°13′N 78°57′E / 29.22°N 78.95°E / 29.22; 78.95.[2] It has an average elevation of 218 metres (715 feet).


Kashipur was known as Govishana, during the time of Harsha (606–647 AD). The ruins of the large settlement of those days can be still seen near the city.[3] Kashipur was named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder of the township and governor of the pargana, one of the officers of the Chand Kings of Kumaon in the 16th and 17th centuries.[4]


The nearest proposed airport is 72 km away at Pantnagar.[5] Kashipur is connected to Ramnagar, Kathgodam, Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow, Kanpur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jaisalmer and Delhi by rail network.


As per provisional data of 2011 census Kashipur had a population of 121,610, out of which males were 63,625 and females were 57,985. The literacy rate was 83.4%.[6] In Kashipur, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Drona Sagar Lake[edit]

Drona Sagar is believed to be associated with Guru Dronacharya, teacher of the Pandavas and the Kauravas in the epic Mahabharata. Many believe that the Drona Sagar was created by the Pandavas as a Guru Dakshina (fee) for Dronacharya. The Skanda Purana states that the water of Drona Sagar is as holy as that of the Ganges. The excavation site at Drona Sagar is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Gurudwara Shri Nankana Sahib[edit]

The Dhela river used to cause havoc in the city by flooding each year. When Guru Nanak Dev ji reached this place, the local people were on the verge of leaving this place for safer grounds. Guru Nanak Dev ji told them to be patient and advised them to remain there only. Thereafter, on the riverside, he started singing kirtan. As the kirtan was in progress, the river rose. Guru Nanak Dev ji performed the arDas and the river, after touching Guru Nanak Dev ji feet, receded, moved to a distance away from the town. It is said that since then, the river has never flooded the city again. Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib is located in the city of Kashipur, district Udham Singh Nagar, in Mohalla Pakka Kot, near Nagrath Mandir and Uday Raj College. It is about one km away from the bus stand and the railway Station of Kashipur and located on the Ramnagar - Manpur bypass road. [7]


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