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Kanpur is the largest city of Uttar Pradesh with an estimated population of over four million people spread in an area of 1,640 square kilometer. Countrywide, it is the fifth largest in area and the ninth largest in population. Kanpur lies in the fertile plain of the River Ganga, which surrounds it from the north-eastern side. It is surrounded in the south by the river Yamuna. Unnao in the north east and Hamirpur in the south are its neighboring districts. The city of Kanpur is situated at a close distance of just 83 km from Lucknow, the capital of the state. Together with Allahabad and Fatehpur, Kanpur forms the area, historically known as the Lower Doab and also the Vats country.

Popularly known as the Manchester of Asia, Kanpur is the economic base of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India. Kanpur is among the largest producers and exporters of Textile and Leather goods in the country. Alongside, it also has a number of companies engaged in the production of fertilizer, soaps, chemicals, hosiery, two wheelers and different kinds of engineering products. Some of the public sector companies located within the district of Kanpur includes HAL, SAIL, Indian Institute of Pulse Research, National Sugar Institute, Gas Authority of India and NTPC.

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