Kanpur is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. Kanpur and Lucknow form an area called Kanpur-Lucknow Counter Magnet Area and are considered Twin cities. Founded in 1803, Kanpur became one of the most important commercial and military stations of British India. Kanpur is also the financial capital of Uttar Pradesh. Nestled on the banks of the Ganges River, Kanpur stands as the major financial and industrial centre of North India and also the ninth-largest urban economy in India.