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KANNAUJ DISTRICT is an administrative district of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
state in northern India
India
, along the river Ganges
Ganges
. The historic town of Kannauj
Kannauj
, northwest of Kanpur
Kanpur
, is the administrative center. The district was carved out of the Farrukhabad district on September 18, 1997. Currently Mrs. Dimple Yadav
Dimple Yadav
represents it who was elected unopposed from Kannauj
Kannauj
Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
seat.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography * 2 Demographics * 3 Historical and Spiritual importance

* 4 Colleges

* 4.1 Medical College * 4.2 Engineering College

* 5 References * 6 External links

GEOGRAPHY

Kannauj
Kannauj
is located at 27°04′N 79°55′E / 27.07°N 79.92°E / 27.07; 79.92 . It has an average elevation of 139 metres (456 feet).

The Ganges
Ganges
is the main river of the district at the North East border of the district. Kali river is at the northern border of the district while the Ishan river flows through the District.

The climate of the district is characterized by a hot dry summer and a pleasant cold season. The average rainfall of the District is approximately 80 cm.

The district is bounded by the districts of Farrukhabad to the north, Hardoi to the northeast, Kanpur
Kanpur
Nagar to the east, Kanpur
Kanpur
Dehat to the southeast, Auraiya to the south, Etawah to the southwest, and Mainpuri to the west. The district is divided into three tehsils and seven development blocks. The district was split from Farrukhabad on September 18, 1997, and is part of Kanpur
Kanpur
Division .

DEMOGRAPHICS

RELIGIONS IN KANNAUJ DISTRICT

Religion

Percent

Hindus
Hindus
  83.05%

Muslims
Muslims
  16.54%

According to the 2011 census Kannauj
Kannauj
district has a population of 1,658,005, roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
or the US state of Idaho
Idaho
. This gives it a ranking of 299th in India
India
(out of a total of 640 ). The district has a population density of 792 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,050/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 19.37%. Kannauj
Kannauj
has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 74.01%.

The District's population was 1,388,923 in 2001. Of these, 1,156,951 (or 83.3%) lived in rural areas, while 231,972 (or 16.7%) lived in urban areas.

HISTORICAL AND SPIRITUAL IMPORTANCE

There are many temples in Kannauj