Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh

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Pratapgarh district
प्रतापगढ़ ज़िला
پرتاپ گڑھ ضلع
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Allahabad
Headquarters Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Tehsils Raniganj, Kunda, Lalganj,Patti, Sadar
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Pratapgarh
 • Assembly seats Raniganj, Kunda, Vishwanathganj, Sadar, Rampur
 • Total 3,717 km2 (1,435 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,173,752
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Literacy 73.1 per cent
Major highways NH-96, NH-236
Website Official website

Pratapgarh district (Hindi: प्रतापगढ़ ज़िला, Urdu: پرتاپ گڑھ ضلع‎) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Pratapgarh town is the district headquarters. Pratapgarh district is a part of Allahabad division. Pratapgarh district, lies between 25° 34' and 26° 11' latitudes while between 81° 19' and 82° 27' longitudes. Pratapgarh is primarily an agrarian district, and is a leading producer of aonla fruit[citation needed]. Pratapgarh is on the Allahabad-Faizabad main road, 39 km from Sultanpur and 61 km from Allahabad. It is one of the older districts of Uttar Pradesh, that came into existence in the year 1858. It is at a height of 137 m from sea level.


The district that forms a part of Allahabad Division is named after its headquarters town Bela Pratabgarh, commonly known as Pratapgarh. Soel Uddin is Pratap man, a raja of the locality who flourished in the 17th century, fixed his headquarters at Rampur near old town of Aror. There he built a garh (fort) and called it Pratabgarh after his own name (1617). Subsequently the locality around the fort came to be known as Pratapgarh Soel Uddin. When the district was constituted in 1858 its headquarters was established at Bela which came to be known as Bela Pratapgarh, the name Bela presumably being derived from the temple of Bela Bhawani on the bank of river Sai. Bhayaharan Nath Dham, katra gulab singh & Haudeshwar Nath dham (Shivaji Temple) is one of the famous temples in Pratapgarh. Near Kunda Tahseel is a second temple in Agni village famous as Durga Bhavani. Although the city is too old, but it is too behind in the field of education, technology, sport and science. There is not a single university and there is a stadium to play for children, there is not a single mall in the whole city. And five English medium schools are opened in recent years. The city is well known for its literacy and well mannered people.[clarification needed]

Archaeological finds[edit]

Several human skeletons along some animal bones and a number of a small stones implements, belonging probably to the Neolithic, have been unearthed in Archaeological exploration at Sarai Nahar Rai in Sadar Tehsil. It is the only site in the entire valley of the Ganges which has yielded human skeleton of such an early age as also the Stone Age implements. On the left bank of river Sai there stand a ruined "Kot" representing a Buddhist Stupa.

It is also known as "Rajao ka Garh".

Till now there are many villages who has been not connected with roads and not given supply of electricity properly, though there are several scheme given by government to develop the rural area. In education field it is too poor there is not even single proper college to complete the children graduation in any field.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Pratapgarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]


According to the 2011 census Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 3,173,752,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Mongolia[3] or the US state of Iowa.[4] This gives it a ranking of 109th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 854 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,210/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.2%.[2] Pratapgarh has a sex ratio of 994 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 73.1%.[2]

Notable persons[edit]

Dr. Atul Kumar Singh, Scientist, Medical Research Council, United Knigdom

  • [[Munishwar Datt Upadhyay and team with Mr. Ram khelavan tiwari gram head parsamau

]] (1898-1983), statesman, leader in the Indian independence movement, educationist and the first Member of Parliament from Pratapgarh

  • Arun Kumar Gupta, Zend Certified Engineer in PHP5.3 and Zend Certified Engineer in Zend Framework[6]
  • Niranjan Prakash Tiwari( born 1963)The CF of Lokpriya Janhit Sewa Sansthan, Lalganj, Pratapgarh (up)is social worker working in Lalganj Block for the women empowerment of Dalit, disadvantaged and marginalized community of the society.
  • Justice Narayan Dutta Ojha(born 1926) Judge of the Supreme Court on 18 January 1988,Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from 18 August 1986 to 30 September 1986, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 8 January 1987.
  • Sangam Lal Shukla EX MLA PRATAPGARH ( SADAR)
  • Brijesh Mishra "Saurabh" Ex MLA (gadwara) member of Bhartiya Janta Party
  • Devi Prasad Ojha (Freedom fighter worked with Gandhi ji)


Languages spoken by the denizens of the district include Awadhi, a longue in the Hindi continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh region.[7] Swami Karpatri Maharaj & Swami Sidheswerashram ji maharaj (Dandi swami Kalakanker) Great Sant

  • Urdu
  • hindi


Pratapgarh district is also known for temples. Belha devi temple which situated bank of sai river, Maa chandika devi Temple Near Bajhan village which is 15 km from Pratpgarh district headquarters.and baba ghuesernath temple which situated bank of sai river near lalganj aghara from 55 km to district hedquarter.


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Mongolia 3,133,318 July 2011 est. 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Iowa 3,046,355 
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  7. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Awadhi: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.

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