Sitapur is a city and a municipal board in Sitapur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.[1] It is located 90 kilometres north of state capital, Lucknow. The traditional origin for the name is said to be by the King Vikramāditya from Lord Ram's wife Sita.[2]

Sitapur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, India
Sitapur is located in India
Sitapur (India)
Coordinates: 27°34′N 80°40′E / 27.57°N 80.66°E / 27.57; 80.66Coordinates: 27°34′N 80°40′E / 27.57°N 80.66°E / 27.57; 80.66
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
Named forGoddess Sita
(in meters)
138 m (453 ft)
 • Total177,351
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-34


The district is divided into 7 Tehsils: Sitapur, Biswan, Mishrikh, Maholi, Laharpur, Mahmoodabad and Sidhauli. There are 19 blocks, 4 parliamentary constituencies [3] (Sitapur, Mishrikh (SC), Mohanlalganj, Dhaurhara), 9 assembly constituencies (Sevata, Biswan, Mahmoodabad, Sidhauli (SC), Laharpur, Sitapur, Hargaon (SC), Mishrikh and Maholi), 19 Blocks[4] and 26 Police Stations.[5] Total population of the district is 44.84 lakh and the area is 5,743 km2. There are 2,348 census villages and 1,601 Gram Panchayats in the district. The Vehicle UP-34 is Registered in Sitapur RTO Transport office.



Sitapur has 2 railway stations. Sitapur is well connected to Lucknow, Lakhimpur Mailani, Bhurwal, Gonda, Gorakhpur and Moradabad by broad gauge line. It also has a branch line b/w SITAPUR city and BALAMAU Jn in Hardoi district.

The major railway station is Sitapur Junction railway station. Some express trains like Jan Sadharan Express, Jan Nayak Express, Amritsar-Saharsa Express, Karmabhoomi Express and Jansewa Express.

The other important station is Sitapur City Junction railway station/SPC. Couple of Express trains stops here.

Sitapur also well connected by NH24 FROM LUCKNOW TO DELHI


Sitapur has a stadium named after the Major Dhyan Chand.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey - Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC was an officer of the Indian Army who was posthumously awarded India's highest military honour, the Param Vir Chakra, for his audacious courage and leadership during the Kargil War in 1999.


As the seat of the government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is the site of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, Sitapur has 2 Loksabha seats and 9 Vidhan Sabha seats.


  1. ^ "Sitapur Up Travel Guide". 19 June 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Bhatt, Vijay Kumar (2016). Asst. Director. Kanpur: Ministry of MSME, Government of India. pp.
  3. ^ Tiwari, Akhilesh (19 June 2020). "District Magistrate". My Uttar Pradesh.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Blocks | District Sitapur, Government of Uttar Pradesh | India".
  5. ^ "Police | District Sitapur, Government of Uttar Pradesh | India".

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