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سلطان پور ضلع
|— District of Uttar Pradesh —|
|Headquarters||Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Tehsils||Dostpur, Lambhua, Kadipur, Koeripur, Korwa, Semari Bazar|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Sultanpur, Amethi|
|• Assembly seats||5|
|• Total||4,436 km2 (1,713 sq mi)|
|• Density||850/km2 ( 2,200/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||1.022|
Sultanpur District (Hindi: सुलतानपुर ज़िला, Urdu: سلطان پور ضلع) is a district in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. The district is a part of Faizabad Division. Its administrative head is Sultanpur.
One incident worthy of note in the 19th century history of the district since the British annexation of Oudh is the revolt of the native troops stationed at Sultanpur during the Sepoy Mutiny. The troops rose in rebellion on the 9 June 1857, and, after murdering two of their officers, sacked the station. Upon the restoration of order, Sultanpur cantonment was strengthened by a detachment of British troops; but in 1861 it was entirely abandoned as a military station.
It has an area of 1,713 square miles (4,437 km2) . The surface is generally level, being broken only by ravines in the neighborhood of the rivers. The central portion is highly cultivated, while in the south are widespread arid plains and swampy jhils or marshes. The principal river is the Gomti River, which passes through the centre of the district and affords a valuable highway for commerce. Minor streams are the Kandu, Pili, Tengha and Nandhia; their channels form the outlet for the superfluous water of the jhils, draining into the Sai. Due to its plain fertile land and irrigation facilities, it has got an agricultural importance. Primarily an agricultural district, its principal crops are rice, pulses, wheat, barley, sugarcane and a little poppy.
Jagdishpur is the main industrial area in the district with BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited), Indo gulf (urea factory) and some leather factories established in that area. Apart from these the district also has Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) testing centre located in Korwa near Munshiganj and ACC cement factory in Gauriganj. The main line of the Oudh & Rohilkhand railway from Lucknow to Rae Bareli and Mughal Sarai serves the south-western portion. Politically the district is noted for its Amethi constituency due to its association with Gandhi family.
According to the 2011 census Sultanpur district has a population of 3,790,922, roughly equal to the nation of Liberia or the US state of Oregon. This gives it a ranking of 69th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 855 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,210 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.92%. Sultanpur has a sex ratio of 978 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 71.14%.
Originally known as Kushbhawanpura,was renamed as Sultanpur (सुलतानपुर),which means "City of beautiful vines (सुन्दर लताओं का नगर)" .The name is often confused for "सुल्तानपुर - City of Sultan". Durga Puja celebration in Sultanpur is notable. In Sultanpur, Durga Puja is celebrated from first day of Navratri till Poornima, a total of 14 days. Moorti Visarjan (Idol Immersion) is also a notable event. The Zuloos-E-Amari procession of Sultanpur takes place around the 60th day of Moharram.
||Bara Banki district||Faizabad district||Ambedkar Nagar district|
|Rae Bareli district||Azamgarh district|
|Pratapgarh district||Jaunpur district|
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