Kanpur Cantonment is the largest cantonment in India which is a military cantonment in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India,The Kanpur Cantonment was established in the year 1811 and is situated on the right bank of river Ganges and is bound by Kanpur city area on the remaining three sides. The area of the Cantonment is approx. 4243.0084 acres. (17 km2.) out of which the Bungalow Area is 3899.1784 acres and the Civil Area is 334.83 acres. As per 2011 Census, the population of Cantonment is 108,035 which is 453rd largest city of India (See the point 2 on external links).
The Cantonment Board maintains 2 open markets namely Faithfulganj and Country Cart (C.C.) Parao, and the rights to collect tehbazari are auctioned every year. Besides, there are 2 Shopping Complexes namely the Paper Market and 10 No. Market consisting of 12 shops each, which are also maintained by the Board. Apart from this there are 106 other shops located at various places. The rights of the usage of all the shops are disposed off for a term of 5 years on licence basis through open auction or tendering.
To contribute towards 100% literacy, the Cantonment Board is running 5 primary schools and 2 Junior High Schools for imparting education to the children primarily belonging to the weaker sections of society by charging nominal fees. The Schools are managed by 35 well-qualified and trained teachers with absolute devotion to the national cause, imparting education to about 1500 children. To improve the infrastructure and to provide better environment with proper ventilation, all school buildings have been repaired/renovated. All the Schools have facilities like drinking water, electricity, fans, lights, benches and toilets.