Its headquarters is Kannauj town.It is newly created districts of Uttar Pradesh.The district was split from Farrukhabad on September 18, 1997, and is part of Kanpur Division.
Geography of Kannauj
This district is bounded by Hardoi to the northeast , Kanpur Dehat to the southeast, Etawah to the southwest, in north to districts of Farrukhabad, in east to Kanpur Nagar, in south to Auraiya and Mainpuri to the west.Kannauj District cover the 1994.5 square kms area.
Ganga is the main river of the district at the North East border of the district. Ishan river flows through the District and the Kali river is at the northern border of the district.
Latitude of Kannauj city : 27° 13’30” N
Longitude of Kannauj city : 79° 19 to 80° 1 E
About Kannauj District
In Kannauj district there are 3 Nagar Palika Parishad & 5 Nagar Panchyat. Ancient names of this place, Kanyakubja, are found in the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Puranas.
Tehsils & Blocks in Kannauj District
In Kannauj there is 8 development Blocks and 3 Tehsils.
Education in Kannauj District
Education facility is good in Kannauj District. There are many schools and colleges. Some colleges are as follows :
Sw. Babu Singh Balika Mahavidyalaya
S.G.R. Mahavidyalaya, Yaduvansh Talgram
Gautam Buddh Mahavidyalaya, Sahiyapur
Bahuuddasiya Sewa Shiksha Sansthan Mahila Mahavidyalaya
Ch. Jamadar Singh Mahavidyalaya, Lalakpur
Shiv Om Public Mahavidyalaya, Tirwaganj
Devanshu Samaj Kalyan Sewa Mahavidyalaya
P.S.M. Degree College
Swami Girishanand P. G. College, Tirwa
Nehru Degree College
Tourist Place in Kannauj District
Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary
Gauri Shankar Temple,Kannauj City
Industries in Kannauj District
Kannauj district is famous for flavor, essence, fragrance and perfume industry although the bidi industry is also here.Main Industries are :
Fragrance and perfume
Major Crops in Kannauj District
Potato is the main crop of the district Kannauj. Other crops are : Wheat,Paddy, Mustard, Maize, Potato, Sunflower, Peas, Gram, Moong, Jowar, Arahar, Urad.