Kanpur is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Ganga river and is an important industrial center. It has an area of over 1000 sq. km. and a population of around 2.4 million in the 1991 census.
Kanpur was one of the major centers of action in the revolt of 1857. After 1857 it became an important center of the leather and textile industries.
Kanpur is home to several educational institutions such as one of the Indian Institutes of Technology.
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