Etawah has a total population of 2,57,803 and ranks 67th in terms of Hindi speakers. Highest employment in Etawah is in the Agriculture sector, Government sector and in miscellaneous manufacturing industries. Out of the entire workforce, 65% are employed in Agriculture sector, 30% in Government and Miscellaneous Industries and remaining 5% Household workers. Etawah is a good agricultural belt because it lies entirely in the Gangetic plain. The Yamuna, Chambal and Sengar are the major rivers of Etawah. The history of Etawah goes back to the Bronze Age as many artifacts have been discovered from this region. During the Mahajanapada period, it was a part of Panchala Mahajanapada. The Guptas, Kanvas, Naga kings ruled over this area chronologically. During the ninth and tenth century, Gurjara Pratihara rulers governed this region. The famous conquest of Kannauj (Kanyakubj) by Nagabhatta II, handed Pratiharas control over this region. During the time of 1857 revolt, this region participated and made a powerful impact on British Raj.