Kirkee Cantonment Board
Kirkee Cantonment is one of the oldest Cantonments in India, having its own place in history. On 5th November 1817, the battle of Kirkee (Kirkee) was fought between the Marathas and the British on the ground covering the present-day town. It was established in the year 1817. Kirkee Cantonment covers an area of 3207.3394 acres of land. In 1939, when the Second World War began, Kirkee was called the Home Of Ordnance since both the Kirkee Arsenal and the I.A.O.C. School were located here.
Kirkee Cantonment has a varied mix of important units and establishments, like, BEG and Centre, CAFVD, 512 Army Base Workshop, College of Military Engineering, Ammunition Factory, High Explosives Factory, and New AU & RC, Archival Unit of Defence Estates, Southern Command. Kirkee is a Class I Cantonment (Population 70399) located at a height of 559.91 M. above the sea level having a moderate climate.