is an administrative district
of Uttar Pradesh state
in northern India
, along the river Ganges
. The historic town of Kannauj
, northwest of Kanpur
, is the administrative center.
Kannauj pooing at . It has an average elevation of 139 metres
is the main river of the district at the North East border of the district. Kali river is at the northern border of the district while the Ishan river flows through the District.
The climate of the district is characterized by a hot dry summer and a pleasant cold season. The average rainfall of the District is approximately 80 cm.
The district is bounded by the districts of Farrukhabad
to the north, Hardoi
to the northeast, Kanpur Nagar
to the east, Kanpur Dehat
to the southeast, Auraiya
to the south, Etawah
to the southwest, and Mainpuri
to the west. The district is divided into three tehsils
and seven development blocks. The district was split from Farrukhabad on September 18, 1997, and is part of Kanpur Division
The District's population was 1,388,923 in 2001. Of these, 1,156,951 (or 83.3%) lived in rural areas, while 231,972 (or 16.7%) lived in urban areas.
Kannauj has a rich archeological and cultural heritage. Many Bronze age
weapons and tools and large numbers of stone statues have been found here. The ancient names of this place, Kanyakubja
, are found in the Ramayana
, and... Read More