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History of Kanpur!

Kanpur city was founded by King Hindu Singh of the Erstwhile State of Sachendi, Kanpur. Previously Kanpur was known by the names like Kanhpur or Cawnpore etc. In 1765 it became the part of British Empire when a treaty was signed by Nawab of Awadh. Under British rule, it achieved significance in terms of business and political power. Since then it has done an enormous growth. Toward the end of 19th century, Sir John Burney Allens established a group of companies known as Kanpur Textiles, Cawnpore Woollen Mills (Lal-imli), Flex Shoes Company, Elgin Mills and North Tannery under the banner of British India Corporation having headquarters at Kanpur. After that in the beginning of 20th century, Lala Kamlapat established a group of companies such as; J.K. Cotton Mills and J.K. Iron etc. under the banner of J.K. During the same period Sir J.P. Srivastava established New Victoria Mills. The Jaipuria family bought Swadeshi Cotton Mills from the Horsman family and in 1928 Sardar Inder Singh founded India's First steel re-rolling mill at Singh Engineering which later became one of India's biggest steel rolling mills. So is the reason it was as the 10th Biggest City in India & second largest industrial city in of the Hindi belt in North India. It was also called Manchester of the East.

Kanpur came into limelight from the time when the First War of Independence took place. In addition, development of industries mainly of leather made this city world fame with the name of Leather City in the world as it contains some of the largest and finest tanneries in the world.

Location

Nestled on the bank of eternal Ganga. Kanpur is known as North India’s one of the major industrial place with its own historical, religious and commercial importance. Located between the 26.46° north latitudes and 80.35° east longitudes, Kanpur spans an area of about 1040 km² and is 126 meters above sea level. General information of Kanpur -

Area : 1040 Sq km
Population : 2418447(1991 Census)
Best time to visit : October to March
Altitude : 126 Meters above sea level
Clothing (Summer) : Cotton
Clothing (Winter) : Woolen
Language : Hindi, English, Urdu, Awadhi
Local Transport : Buses, Taxis, Tempos, Auto Rickshaw
Nearest Railhead : Kanpur Central
Proud of Kanpur : IIT Kanpur, IIPR, Sugar Institute,HBTI, CSA College, CSJM University
Temples to Visit : J.K Temple, Iskon Temple, Sai Mandir, Sudhanshu Ashram , Panki Mandir, Bithoor  etc.
Malls : Z-Squire, Rave-3, Rave Moti
Markets : Naveen Market, Gumti Market, P. Road, Shivala, Govind Nagar
STD Code : 0512

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Ancient History

Kanpur city was founded by King Hindu Singh of the Erstwhile State of Sachendi, Kanpur. Previously Kanpur was known by the names like Kanhpur or Cawnpore etc. In 1765 it became the part of British Empire when a treaty was signed by Nawab of Awadh. Under British rule, it achieved significance in terms of business and political power. Since then it has done an enormous growth.

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