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Kanpur
Cawnpore
Metropolis
Kanpur
Clockwise from top right: Green Park Stadium; Civil Lines district; Kanpur Police headquarters; Landmark Hotel; Kanpur Memorial Church; JK Temple
Nickname(s): Leather City of the World Manchester of the India Birthplace of Indian Communism
Country India India
State Uttar Pradesh
Division Kanpur
District Kanpur Nagar
Named for Raja Kanh Deo
Area
 • Metropolis 403.70 km2 (155.87 sq mi)
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population
 • Metropolis 2,767,348
 • Rank 12th
 • Density 6,854.96/km2 (17,754.27/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,920,496
 • Metro Rank 11th
Demonym(s) Kanpurite, Kanpuriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 208 0xx
 • 209 2xx
  • 209 3xx
  • 209 4xx
Telephone code 0512
Vehicle registration UP-78 (Kanpur Urban)
UP-77 (Kanpur Rural)
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Sex ratio 0.855 /
Literacy 84.37%
HDI 0.663
Climate Cwa (Köppen)

Kanpur is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. Almost three million people live in Kanpur. It was called the Manchester of India.


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