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Kanpur (kän´pŏŏr), city (1991 pop. 2,029,889), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. A major industrial center, it produces chemicals, textiles, leather goods, and food products. It is also a transportation hub with an airport. There are educational institutions in engineering and agriculture, an experimental farm, and a technology institute. Kanpur was a village until its cession to the British in 1801 by the Nawab of Oudh. During the Indian Mutiny (1857), Nana Sahib, whose pension claim had been rejected, slaughtered the entire British garrison, including women and children.

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Kanpur (Cawnpore) City on the River Ganges, Uttar Pradesh, n India. Kanpur was ceded to the British in 1801, and became a frontier post. During the Indian Mutiny, the entire British garrison in Kanpur was massacred. The city is now a major industrial and commercial centre. Industries: chemicals, leather goods, textiles. Pop. (2001) 2,532,138.

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Kanpur

Kanpur a city in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, on the River Ganges, also known as Cawnpore. It was the site of a massacre of British soldiers and European families in July 1857, during the Indian Mutiny.

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