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The city of Kanpur, was known as Cawnpore by spelling, until 1948 and has since been the headquarters of administration for the district of Kanpur nagar and district of Kanpur dehat and division of Kanpur, as well is the capital of Uttar Pradesh in terms of industrial development. The city of Kanpur is the biggest hub of industries in Uttar Pradesh state and is also a highly populated city ranked 11th in the country.

Known as a the oldest township with industries in the entire north india, the city of Kanpur spreads over an area of 1640 sq km for the metropolis only and has the city area o fabout 829 sq km, while the population if about 3 million. There are in total 6 zones, and a total of 110 wards, with each ward having an average range of 19,000 to 26,000 population.

The plan for the city development in Kanpur is a vision as well as a perspective for future development. Kanpur City Development Plan was an effort to come up with a study by the JPS Associates. This is a report which has opinions from various consultants and stakeholders and different officers who are related with the city’s development. The CDP is an effort to provide to the citizens, the poorer sections and those dwelling in the slums a place which is having vision of development in the coming years.

Kakori :

In the lucknow district, there is a small town and panchayat nagar, which is about 14 kms away from lucknow and is well known because of its kebabs, work of zardozi and the mango variety of Dasheri. The place was once well known for the poetry and literature in urdu and the order of the sufis of Qadiriya Qalandari. During th e1925, on 9th August, the city became well known when a few Indian revolutionaries robbed the train for the treasury of the government forcibly and this is known as the Kakori train robbery or the case of the kakori conspiracy since the period of the british.


The old capital city of Awadh was in Faizabad, which is presently the headquarters for the district of faizabad as well as the division of faizabad. The municipal board of this city is in joint with that of the Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, and is located along the banks of the river Saryu, also known as Ghaghra. This city was the first capital under the Awadh nawabs and has many beautiful monuments made by the nawabs, some of which are Bahu Begum tomb, gulab Bari, etc. there is a legend in Awadh, who was known as Umrao Jaan Ada, whose original name was Ameeran, and born in Faizabad. Mr Radhika Prasad Tripathi was a great hindi writer who belonged to this city. Akhtaribai Faizabadi also known as Begum Akhtar was a great singer of classical songs and was born in faizabad, who was known for the Dadra, ghazals , thumris and various other singing styles. Some other people from faizabad were Mir Babar Ali Anis, who was a writer of the ninetheenth century and wrote on Marsiya and another 19th century poet Brij Narayan Chakbast, who is considered to have converted ramayan into urdu.

Fatehpur :

Among the total 71 districts in uttar Pradesh, one district is fatehpur, which is having a spread of about 4,152 sq km and population as per 2001 census to be 2,308,384. This city is headquarters of administration of the district and is situated in the banks of ganga and Yamuna river with its name given in purans. The Bhitora and Asni ghats were in mention in the puranas. Sage Bhrigu, lived in the Bhituara area which is an important centre of learning. This district is a part of the division of Allahabad.

Fatehpur district is found between Allahabad or prayag and Kanpur districts in Uttar Pradesh and has good road and railway connections with these cities, where 117 is the distance from Allahabad and 76 kms is the distance by train from Kanpur. River ganges forms the north boundary of the district while Yamuna is found in the south.


Kannauj is a municipal board, headquarters of administration and a large city in the district of kannauj in Uttar Pradesh. The name has been derived traditionally from Kanyakubja meaning the hunchback of the maiden. The city has been in mention since the era of emperor Harshavardana. It is believed that the Kanyakubja Brahmins were from the city of kannauj originally. The city is well known for scent distillation and is a large market for rose water, perfume and tobacco. The name for a special dialect in hindi language has been derived from kannauj known as Kanauji. Even during the reign of Alexander the great, there is mention of the city by the name of Calinipaxa.