Shuklaganj

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Shuklaganj

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Shuklaganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Shuklaganj
Shuklaganj
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°28′34″N 80°23′17″E / 26.476°N 80.388°E / 26.476; 80.388Coordinates: 26°28′34″N 80°23′17″E / 26.476°N 80.388°E / 26.476; 80.388
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictUnnao
Named forAN Shukla
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyGangaghat Municipal Committee
Population
 (2011)
 • Total884,072
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
209861
Vehicle registrationUP-35
Nearest cityKanpur
Literacy80%
Lok Sabha constituencyUnnao
Vidhan Sabha constituencyUnnao Sadar
Websitehttp://www.shuklaganj.com/

Shuklaganj (officially Gangaghat) is situated in Unnao district, but it is also considered as a suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, located on the banks of holy river Ganges about 5 km from Kanpur on the SH 58 to Unnao.The population was 370803 as of the 2001 census. According to the census of 2011 it is 884072. It has 80% of literacy and is 5 km from Kanpur Cantonment. Shuklaganj was once known as Gangaghat. Though it lies in Unnao district, it lies adjacent to Kanpur and hence is a suburb of Kanpur. The city is enlisted as a municipality of Kanpur metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Shuklaganj was established in 1931 by DC A.P. Shukla. In 1976, Bal Govind Montessori school was made for children. On every Foundation Day, 8 February, a cricket tournament is held at the Ramkali stadium which is named after the goddess Ramkali. On the 78th Foundation Day, final tournament was played.[1][2]

Transport[edit]

Shuklaganj has a railway station named Kanpur Bridge Left Bank on the Kanpur-Lucknow line.[citation needed] Kanpur Central which is about 6 km away is the major railhead.[citation needed] Kanpur Civil Airport is the nearest airport but Kanpur Chakeri airport is the nearest domestic airport. Lucknow Airport is the nearest international airport.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "आज से 78 साल का हुआ शुक्लागंज - Jagran Yahoo! India". In.jagran.yahoo.com. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.shuklaganj.com/