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Kanpur Dehat district
Clockwise from top-left: Temple in Akbarpur, Dharmagarh Temple in Rasulabad, Parhul Devi Temple, Rind River, Kali Devi Mandir in Arahriyamau Bhognipur, Dehat
Location of Kanpur Dehat district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Kanpur Dehat district in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates (Akbarpur, Kanpur Dehat): 26°20′39″N 79°58′02″E / 26.3443°N 79.96718°E / 26.3443; 79.96718
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
Tehsils1. Akbarpur, 2. Bhognipur, 3. Rasulabad, 4. Derapur, 5. Sikandara,
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Akbarpur (Lok Sabha constituency)- Akbarpur-Raniya
2. Kannauj (Lok Sabha constituency)- Rasulabad
3. Etawah (Lok Sabha constituency)- Sikandra
4. Jalaun (Lok Sabha constituency)- Bhognipur
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Rasulabad
2. Akbarpur-Raniya
3. Sikandra
4. Bhognipur
 • Total3,021 km2 (1,166 sq mi)
 • Total1,796,184
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Literacy65.15%
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-77

Kanpur Dehat district is a district in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The administrative headquarters of the district are at Mati-Akbarpur. This district is part of Kanpur division. Kanpur was formerly spelled Cawnpore.


The Battle of Madarpur, which occurred in 1528 CE, was fought between the Sakarwar Rajput zamindars and the Mughal Empire. It took place in what is now the Greater Kanpur district. This land is home to the patriotic Sachan community, who provided both blood and wealth in support of Nana Saheb and Tatya Tope during the 1857 Revolt. They willingly relinquished their zamindaries in the name of the struggle for independence. Sachan people are predominantly located in the Bhognipur Tehsil and its surrounding areas.

Kanpur District was divided into two districts, namely Kanpur and Greater Kanpur in year 1977. The two were reunited again in 1979 and again separated in 1981. Uttar Pradesh government decided to rename Kanpur Dehat district as Ramabai Nagar district on 1 July 2010.[2] In July 2012, it was returned to Kanpur Dehat.

Tehsils in Kanpur Dehat district

  1. Akbarpur
  2. Bhognipur
  3. Derapur
  4. Rasulabad
  5. Sikandara

Block in Kanpur Dehat district

  1. Akbarpur
  2. Maitha
  3. Sarvankheda
  4. Derapur
  5. Jhinjhak
  6. Rasulabad
  7. Amraudha
  8. Malasa
  9. Sandalpur
  10. Rajpur

Political representatives

Legislative Council

Name Member[3] Party
Kanpur Graduate Constituency Arun Pathak Bharatiya Janata Party

Legislative Assembly

Name Member[4] Party
Akbarpur-Raniya Pratibha Shukla[5] Bharatiya Janta Party
Bhognipur Rakesh Sachan[6] Bharatiya Janta Party
Sikandra Ajit Pal[7] Bharatiya Janta Party
Rasulabad Nirmala Sankhwar[8] Bharatiya Janta Party

Parliamentary constituencies

Name Member[9] Party
Akbarpur Devendra Singh Bhole Bharatiya Janta Party
Kannauj Subrat pathak Bhartiya Janta party
Etawah Dr RAM Shankar katheriya Bharatiya Janta Party
Jalaun Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma Bharatiya Janta Party


An airplane at Kanpur Dehat's Marhamtabad Airstrip (2018)

The district is well connected by railways. Three rail tracks run through Greater Kanpur district. The railway route connecting Delhi to Hawrah belonging to North Central zone of Indian Railways is passing through centre of the district. This railway track is broad gauge and fully electrified. The railway stations on this route through the district are Bhaupur, Maitha, Roshan Mau Halt, Rura, Ambiyapur, Jhinjhak and Parjani Halt. Rura Railway Station is the main railway Station of Kanpur Dehat District.

The second track is Kanpur to Jhansi railway line. The railway stations on this route are Binaur, Rasulpur Gogumau, Tilaunchi, Paman, Lalpur, Malasa, Pukhrayan and Chaunrah. This broad gauge railway track is electrified also belongs to North Central zone.

The third railway line converted to broad gauge belongs to North Eastern Railway zone. The track runs parallel to the Ganges river. This track is also electrified.

Greater Kanpur is also equipped with Metro station corridor having Red, Orange,Silver in Bhaupur, Akbarpur,Maitha etc. of UPMRC

Notable residents


Waneshwar Mahadev Mandir


Educational institutions


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Religions in Kanpur Dehat district (2011)[14]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated
Distribution of religions

According to the 2011 census Kanpur Dehat district has a population of 1,795,092,[1] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[15] or the US state of Nebraska.[16] This gives it a ranking of 268th in India (out of a total of 640 districts).[1] The district has a population density of 594 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,540/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.82%.[1] Kanpur Dehat has a sex ratio of 862 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 77.52%. 9.66% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes make up 25.66% of the population.[1]

Languages of Kanpur Dehat district (2011)[17]

  Hindi (98.97%)
  Urdu (0.94%)
  Others (0.09%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 98.97% of the population in the district spoke Hindi (or a related language) and 0.94% Urdu as their first language.[17]

Kos Minars

Since the Mughal Road passes through Greater Kanpur district, there are many Kos Minar (mile pillars) in the district. Some of them are protected monuments, notable ones are at Bhognipur, Chapar Ghata, Deosar, Gaur, Halia, Jallapur Sikandara, Pailwaru, Pitampur, Raigawan, Rajpur, Sankhiln Buzurg, Sardarpur.

International airport proposal

An international airport named Rasoolabad International Airport was proposed in 2015 to be constructed in Kanpur Dehat district about 50 km from Kanpur.[18] The airport will serve the region from Agra division, Jhansi division, Kanpur division, Aligarh division, Allahabad division, Banda division and Lucknow division. It would have direct link road with Agra Lucknow Expressway.[19][20]


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  2. ^ "Kanpur Dehat". District administration. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  3. ^ भाजपा के अरुण पाठक ने तोड़ी स्वरूप परिवार की विरासत [BJP's Arun Pathak ends the dynasty of Swaroop Faimly] (in Hindi). Dainik Jagran. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  4. ^ "STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2012 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTAR PRADESH" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Pratibha Shukla(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- AKBARPUR-RANIYA(KANPUR DEHAT) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  6. ^ "Vinod Kumar Katiyar(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- BHOGNIPUR(KANPUR DEHAT) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  7. ^ "Mathura Prasad Pal(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- SIKANDRA(KANPUR DEHAT) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  8. ^ "Nirmala Sankhwar(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- RASULABAD (SC)(KANPUR DEHAT) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  9. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Ram Nath Kovind elected Indias 14th President, to take oath on July 25". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Profile of Kanpur-Dehat". Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  12. ^ Retrieved from 33rd entry - List of villages in Kanpur Dehat District
  13. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  14. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Uttar Pradesh". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  15. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est.
  16. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nebraska 1,826,341
  17. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Uttar Pradesh". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  18. ^ "International airport proposed near Kanpur | Kanpur News - Times of India". The Times of India. 7 February 2015.
  19. ^ "शासन स्तर पर प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी मिलने के बाद रसूलाबाद मे एयरपोर्ट स्थापना का रास्ता साफ". Archived from the original on 12 October 2016.
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