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Kanpur

Administration
Native ameKanpur
Other nameCawnpore
कानपुर
Nickname"Leather City of the World", "Manchester of the East"
TypeMetropolitan city
RegionAwadh
Lower Doab
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictKanpur Nagar District
Kanpur Dehat District
Government
MayorRavindra Patni (BJP)
Geography
Total Area401.4 sq mi (1040 km2)
Altitude126 m
Coastline0 km
Demography
Total Population6368043 (9) (2011)
Density (pop.)1366/km2 (3537.9/sq mi)
Metro Population4572951 (9)
Official languagesHindi, English, Avadhi, Urdu
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode208 0xx
• 209 2xx
• 209 3xx
• 209 4xx
Telephone0512
VehicleUP-78

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Kanpur ( , ), spelt as Cawnpore before 1948, is the tenth-most populous city in India and the largest within the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the fifth-largest city of India in area and the second-most populous city of the Hindi-speaking belt, only after Delhi. It is one of the oldest industrial townships of North India.

It has a metropolitan area of over 1640 km2 (1640000000 m2) and a city area of around 829 km2 with an approximate population of 5 million inhabitants. The status of the city was upgraded when it was included in the "Counter Magnets" of National Capital Region (NCR).


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