Kanpur has an area of over 605km2 with an approximate population of 5.03 million inhabitants in its area. It is administratively divided into 6 zones and 110 wards with a ward population range of 19,000 to 30,000. It is the 75th largest city in the world.
The name is believed to have derived from Karnapur (meaning "town of Karna", one of the heroes of the Mahabharata). Another theory is that it came from the nearby town of Makanpur, earlier known as Khairabad, where the Sufi saint of the MadariyaSufi order, Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar, settled.
In 1207, Raja Kanh Deo of the Kanhpuria clan established the village of Kanhpur, which later came to be known as Kanpur. The area that is now Kanpur was ruled by rulers of Kannauj, Harsha Vardhan, Mihir Bhoja, Jai Chand and early Muslim rulers through the Sur Dynasty. The first mention of Kanpur was made in 1579 during Sher Shah's regime.
Kanpur. Mahendra Pratap Singh, the lawyer of the survivor of Makhi case in which former BJPMLA Kuldeep Sengar has been convicted, died at Uma Shankar Dixit district hospital on Monday after a prolonged illness ... The rape survivor along with her lawyer and two aunts was on her way to meet her uncle who was lodged in prison.