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Kannauj is located between 27 degree 13 min 30 sec North latitude and from 79 deg 19 min to 80 degree 1 min east longitudes. Kannauj the place of Historical significance was separated from the District Farrukhabad and came in to light as a new district on 18/09/1997. The district is situated in Kanpur Division. Its north borders touches Farrukhabad District, at it's east Hardoi District is situated, Kanpur dehat is at its south east border while western and southern borders touches District Mainpuri and Etawah respectively. Whole district is divided in to three tehsils and seven development blocks. It is almost rectangular shaped district. Ganga is the main river of the district at the northeast border of the district, Kali and Ishan rivers are in other parts of the District. Kali rivers at the northern border of the district while Ishan flows in between the District. Average rain fall of the District is approximately 80cm. The climate of the district is characterized by a hot dry summer and a pleasant cold season.

District Kannauj at a glance
Geographical Area
Rural 2058.5 Sq Km
Urban 70.7 Sq Km
Population (In '000 1991)
Male 628.65
Female 527.19
Total 1155.85
Rural 974.06
Urban 181.79
Schedule Cast 211.00
Schedule Tribes 0.02
Literacy (In '000 1991)
Total 446.48
Male 310.04
Female 136.43
Administrative Set up (2002-2003)
Loksabha 2
Vidhansabha 4
No. of Tahsils 3
Development Blocks 7
Nyay Panchayat 81
Gram Sabha 441
Village (1991)
Habitated village 689
Inhabitated village 65
Total village 754
Town and Cities 8
Nagar Palika
Parishad 3
Nagar Panchayat 5
Police Station (2002-03)
Rural 3
Urban 6
Bus Station/Bus Stop (2002-03)
Rural 71
Urban 8
Railway Station/Halt 8
Length of Railway Track (2002-03)
Small Track 43 km
Post Office (2002-03)
Rural 128
Urban 16
Telegraph Office 2
Telephone Connections 25460
Banks (2002-03)
Commerical Branches
Nationalised Banks 23
Others 3
Rural Bank Branches 38
Co-operative Bank Branches 9
Co-operative Agriculture & Village Development Branches 3
Fair Price Shops (2002-03)
Rural 476
Urban 80
Bio-gas Plants 2784
Cold Storage 79
Agriculture (2001-02)
Net Sown Area 146 ('000 hectares)
Net Irrigated Area 129 ('000 hectares)
Gross Irrigated Area 167 ('000 hectares)
Agriculture Production (2001-02)
Food Grains 407 ('000 M.Ton)
Sugarcane 29 ('000 M.Ton)
Tilhan 15 ('000 M.Ton)
Potato 886 ('000 M.Ton)
Irrigation (2001)
Length of Canal 516 km
Government Tubewell 213
Personal Tubewells and Pump Sets 40308
Animal Husbandry (2002-03)
Total Live Stock 1997 614826
Veterinary Hospital 17
Live Stock Service Centre 12
Artificial Breeding Centre 12
Artificial Breeding Sub-Centre 7
Co-operative (2002-03)
Primary Co-operatives Agriculture Loan Societies 48
Members of Societies 104000
Industry (2002-03)
Small Scale Industries 1524
Workers 4245
Education (2002-03)
Junior Basic Schools 1212
Senior Basic Schools 335
Higher Secondary Schools 114
Degree Colleges 3
University 2
Industrial Training
Institute 1
Hospitals (2002-03)
Allopathic 18
Ayruvrdic 15
Homeopathic 8
Unani 3
Primary Health Centre 35
Community Health Centre 2
Family Welfare Centre 14
Family welfare Sub-Centre 180
Length of Metal Road (2001-02) 989 km
Total Length of Road constructed by PWD (2001-02) 742 km
Electricity (2002-03)
Total Electrified Villages 618
Total Electrified Towns/Cities 8
Electrified Schedule Cast Localities 300
Area Covered under water supply using taps/handpumps of India Mark-2 (2002-03)
Village 689
Towns/city 8
Entertainment (2002-03)
Cinema Halls 10
Total No. of seats in Halls 6459

Places of Interest

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological museum of Kannauj have vast variety of clay idols which proves that at ancient time Kannauj was famous for art and culture like Mathura, Kashi and Kaushambi. Right from Maurya age it was a fully developed locality. The clay models found here shows that it was a very progressive district of ancient time. As per types of these antiquity idols we can categorized them into following categories :

Very Ancient Age Maurya Age (325 BC) Shudag Age (184 BC) Kushar Age (100 AD) Gupta Age (319 AD to 450 AD) Post Gupta Age (450 to 650 AD) Harsh Age

Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary

The nature has gifted Kannauj by a beautiful lakh Bahosi Bird sanctuary. In this sanctuary Bird watching can be done from month of November to March. In month of December, January and February it shows its maximum potential. Because during this season one can see maximum type of Birds over here at the Bahosi lake of 3 sq km area. As per survey a total of 97 Bird families are available in India while Birds related with 49 families has been seen at lakh Bhosi bird sanctuary.


Gauri Shankar Temple,Kannauj City. Annapurna Temple,Tirwa,Kannauj.