Kanpur /ˈkɑːnpʊər/ (Hindi: कानपुर, Urdu: کان پور‎ pronunciation), spelled Cawnpore before 1948, is one of the largest industrial towns of Uttar Pradesh and also is the administrative headquarters of Kanpur Nagar district, Kanpur Dehat district and Kanpur division.

It is one of the oldest industrial townships of North India. It has an area of over 300 sq.km with an approximate population of 3 million inhabitants in its area. It is administratively divided into 6 zones and 110 wards with a ward population range of 19000 to 26000.

Over the past years, the city has developed as an important centre of textile, leather, electronics, chemicals, food processing, automobiles, communication, real estate, information technology, aerospace, engineering and heavy industries. The city has also developed a major infrastructure in recent years. Many Shopping Malls, Multiplexes, Real Estate Townships, Company Offices have been developed.

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