Kaniyan is a village consisting of a gram panchayat, Block Kandhla, Tehsil Shamli, District Shamli in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh situated in the Doab region of River Ganga and Yamuna
Kaniyan is located 237m/777.56 feet above mean sea level.
This village is said to be found in the year 940 AD by Chaudhary Ratan Paudiya. Residents of this villages are Poriya and their ancestor is said to be King Puru who fought in the Battle of Hyadapses in 326 BC against Alexander The Great.
There are about 2336 residents in this village majority of whom are Hindu Jats according to 2011 census by the Government of India. Main occupation in this village is agriculture and majority of youth is serving the nation mainly in police and armed forces of India.
Yuva Shakti Kaniyan is a organization started by the residents in 22 Dec 2018 for maintaining and developing the village. It mainly focuses on the education, sports, planting trees and encouraging youth for a better future.
The Sarpanch of the Gram Panchayat is Ram Lakhan. The first Sarpanch was Late Shri Anoop Singh elected in 1951.
It comes under the jurisdiction of Kandhla Police Station. Crime rate in this village is very low.
Kabaddi is the most famous and played games in Kaniyan. It has produced many national level players in kabaddi.
Ailum railway station is the nearest railway station 3.6 km away.It is 3.6 km away from NH 709-B (Delhi-Saharanpur Highway). Nearest Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.
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