Kanpur is the largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It was known as Cawnpore in colonial times and is a major industrial centre of North India. The city is famous for its chemical (fertilizer, detergent), textile, and leather industries. The city was also an important British garrison during pre-independence era.
Kanpur is a major industrial and commercial city on the banks of the River Ganges. It has an area of over 400 km² and had a population of around 2.7 million in the 2011 census. Kanpur is home to several educational institutions, including an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Kanpur), CSJM University, Harcourt Butler Technological University (HBTU), University Institute of Engineering and Technology, GSVM Medical College and Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology (AITH).