Shuklaganj

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Shuklaganj
Gangaghat
twin city
Shuklaganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Shuklaganj
Shuklaganj
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°28′34″N 80°23′17″E / 26.476°N 80.388°E / 26.476; 80.388Coordinates: 26°28′34″N 80°23′17″E / 26.476°N 80.388°E / 26.476; 80.388
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Unnao
Named for AN Shukla
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Gangaghat Municipal Committee
Population (2011)
 • Total 84,072
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 209861
Vehicle registration UP-35
Nearest city Kanpur
Literacy 80%
Lok Sabha constituency Unnao
Vidhan Sabha constituency Unnao Sadar
Website http://www.shuklaganj.com/

Shuklaganj(officially Gangaghat) is situated in Unnao district, but it is also considered as a suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, located on the banks of holy river Ganges about 5 km from Kanpur on the SH 58 to Unnao.The population was 370803 as of the 2001 census.According to census of 2011 it is 884072. It has 80% of literacy and is 5 km from Kanpur Cantonment. Shuklaganj was once known as Gangaghat.Though it lies in Unnao district, it lies adjacent to Kanpur and hence is a suburb of Kanpur.The city is enlisted as a municipality of Kanpur Metropolitan Area.

History[edit]

Shuklaganj was established in 1935 Shuklaganj by DC A.N Shukla. In 1976, Bal Govind Montessori school made for infants. Each of the Foundation Day on February 8 cricket tournament held at the stadium is made ramkali goddess. He said that 8 of the 78 th Foundation Day on February Shuklaganj final tournament will be played. In addition to the tournament trophy to the winning team will be prizes.[1][2]

By rail[edit]

Shuklaganj has a railway station named Kanpur Bridge Left Bank on the Kanpur-Lucknow line. Kanpur Central which is about 6 km away is major railhead.

By air[edit]

Kanpur Civil Airport is nearest airport but Kanpur Chakeri airport is nearest domestic airport.Lucknow Airport is nearest international airport.

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