Kanpur is situated in Uttar Pradesh which is a major industrial town of the northern state of India. It is located at 80 km west of Lucknow, on the south banks of Ganga River. This city is also known as the industrial capital of the state. According to some historical documents, the city was established by Raja Hindu Singh of the Sachendi state and it is used to call as ‘Kanhpur’ earlier. Some people also say that Karna of Mahabharata was also associated with this city. Later, it became an important town for the British Empire until 1947 when India got its independence.
Kanpur is a commercial and trading hub of North India where the first woolen mill was established. In 1876, Alexander McRobert had established the British India Corporation in the city. The city is also called as "The Leather City of the World" and "Manchester of India". It has become the 11th most populous urban city whereas the population of the city was recorded around 5 million which positioned it to the eighth-most populous metropolitan region in India.
There are many educational institutions are situated such as Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Harcourt Butler Technical University, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College (GSVMMC or GSVM Medical College) and many more. Kanpur is still shining and making its position in the heart of the people of India.