Nestled on the banks of the eternal Ganga, Kanpur stands as one of North India's major industrial centres with its own historical, religious and commercial importance. Believed to be founded by king Hindu Singh of the erstwhile state of Sachendi, Kanpur was originally known as 'kanhpur'. Upto the 1st half of the 18th century Kanpur continued to survive as an insignificant village. Its fate, however, took a new turn soon after.
Location 26°27'39?N 80°20'00?E is the geographical location of the Kanpur
Literacy Rate 77.63% is the literacy rate of the Kanpur.
Area : 1,040 Sq. km.
Population : 41,37,489 (2001)
Altitude : 126 meters above sea level.
Kanpur is the biggest city of the state and is main centre of commercial and industrial activities. It is an important road and rail hub and a major commercial and industrial centre. It was and is known as Manchester of the East and Leather City. It is situated on bank of holy river Ganga and is about 126 meters above the sea level and the most important national highways no. 2 & 25 and state highway and on the main Delhi-Howrah railway trunk line. Presently there is civilian air-service available for Kolkata and New Delhi from air port Chakeri (Ahirwan) Kanpur. The another civilian air port Amausi (Lucknow) is 70Km. away from Kanpur.