Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

:"This article is about the city and district in Uttar Pradesh. For the city in Rajasthan, see" Pratapgarh, Rajasthan.

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Pratapgarh (Hindi: प्रतापगढ़, Urdu: پرتاپ گڑھ) also called Bela, Bela Pratapgarh, Partapgarh or Partabgarh, is a city and nagar panchayat of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Pratapgarh District.


The city is named for Pratap Singh (1628-1682), ruler of Rampur, who built a fortress "(garh)" on the site of the present town, and named it after himself. The district was constituted by the British in 1858, and the headquarters was established at Bela, which came to be known as Bela Pratapgarh, or simply Pratapgarh.

Origin of District Name

The District that forms a part of Faizabad Division is named after its headquarters town Bela Pratapgarh, commonly know as Pratapgarh. Pratap Singh, a raja of the locality who flourished between 1628-1682, fixed his headquarters at Rampur near old town of Aror. There he built a garh (fort) and called it Pratabgarh after his own name. Subsequently the locality around the fort came to be known as Pratapgarh. 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. It is popularly known among the masses as "Bela Mai" - meaning mother goddess bela.

=Location and Boundaries=

The District lies between the paralleles of 25o34' and 26o11' north latitude and between the meridians of 81o19' and 82o27' east longitude extending for some 110 km. from west to east. It is bounded on the north by district Sultanpur,on the south by district Allahabad,on the east by district Jaunpur and on the west by Fatehpur and north-east by district Rae Bareli. In the south-west the Ganga forms the boundary of the district for about 50 km. Separating it from Fatehpur and Allahabad and in the extreme north-east the Gomti forms the boundary for about 6 km. Mr.Rohit Sadar Morh Purani Aabkari Pratapgarh

Area Covered

According to The Central Statistical Organization, India, the district has an area of 3,730 sq. km.


Pratapgarh is famous for "Amla" - a citrus fruit rich in Vitamin-C. The district mostly relies on agriculture. The soil is fertile and irrigated in most parts of the district. There used to be an agricultural Automobile company - Auto Tractors Limited, set up Govt of Uttar Pradesh with technical collaboration with British Leyland. It was closed abruptly during the period of "Mulayam Singh" govt on account of heavy losses incurred during last 2-3 years, without doing any root cause analysis and making any attempt to revive it. It was a futile attempt to put district on the industrial map of india. Now it is in ruins.


As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Pratapgarh City had a population of 12,339. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Pratapgarh City has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 62%, and female literacy is 40%. In Pratapgarh City, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The early history of region covered by the present history of Pratpagarh is not without interest. The region was already inhabited in pre-historic age.population given is incorrect , its a big district having 6 M.L.A s and 1-12 M.P . and five tahsils.

Archaeological Finds

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 in Kunda Tehsil. It is the only site in the entire valley of Ganga 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. Town Bihar has been conjectured that the remain are probably on an ancient Buddhist monastery which gave its name Bihar. Bihar signifies Vihar or majesties. The name itself as Buddhist.

City Guide

PIN Code: 230001
STD Code: 05342

Some good hotels/restaurants:(distance wise, nearest from civil court):

Sanskaar Shree, In Sanskar Bhavan, Kutchey Road,Civil Lines,Pratapgarh
Kishori Sweets and Restaurants, Chowk Pratapgarh.
Hotel Sneh,Babaganj Pratapgarh.
Hotel Vivek and Anuradha,Near Railway Station,Pratapgarh

Some distances from civil court:

Bus Station: 100 meters
Railway station: 1.25 kilometers
Telephone Exchange: 1.50 kilometers
Chowk:1.15 kilometers
Punjabi Market: 0.85 kilometers
Bela Devi Mandir: 1.70 kilometers
Sai Baba Kutir : 3.50 kilometers
PBPG College: 6 kilometers
MDPG College: 1.50 kilometers
Government Inter College: 0.65 kilometers
K.P.Hindu Inter College: 0.75 kilometers
Government Girls Inter College: 1.25 kilometers
Other neighboring cities: Allahabad: 60 kilometers
Lucknow: 205 kilometers
Sultanpur: 40 kilometers
Faizabad: 100 kilometers

External links

* [ Pratapgarh District web site]
* [ Unoffical Pratapgarh District web site]


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