This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Sitapur
Sitapur district (Hindi: सीतापुर ज़िला, Urdu: ستا پور ضلع) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, with Sitapur town as the district headquarters. Sitapur district is a part of Lucknow division. This district covers an area of 5743 km². At the 2011 census, it had a population of 4,474,446.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sitapur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
The district is divided into six tehsils: Sitapur, Biswan, Mishrikh, Laharpur, Mahmoodabad and Sidhauli.
Sitapur has nine seats in Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. These nine constituencies are:
Sitapur is divided between four Lok Sabha seats:
- Sitapur Lok Sabha constituency includes Sitapur, Laharpur, Biswan, Sevata and Mahmoodabad Vidhan Sabha seats,
- Dhaurahra Lok Sabha constituency includes Maholi and Hargaon Vidhan Sabha seat from Sitapur district,
- Mohanlalganj Lok Sabha constituency includes Sidhauli Vidhan Sabha seat from Sitapur district,
- Misrikh Lok Sabha constituency includes Misrikh seat from Sitapur district.
According to the 2011 census Sitapur district has a population of 4,474,446, roughly equal to the nation of Croatia or the US state of Louisiana. This gives it a ranking of 38th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 779 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,020 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.62%. Sitapur has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 63.38%.
Languages spoken here include Awadhi, a vernacular in the Hindi continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh region.
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Coordinates: 27°30′N 80°55′E / 27.500°N 80.917°E