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Sitapur

Administration
Native ameSitapur
Typecity
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictSitapur
Geography
Altitude138 m
Demography
Total Population151827 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Sitapur (Hindi: सीतापुर, Urdu: سیتا پور) formerly spelled as Citapore is a town and a municipal board in Sitapur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is in the Lucknow Division of Uttar Pradesh. The town is located by the river Sarayan, half-way between Lucknow and Shahjahanpur on the Lucknow-Delhi National Highway No-24 and on the Lucknow-Bareilly railway, 89 km. N.W. from the state capital Lucknow. In British India it was spelled as Citapore and was a cantonment, garrisoned by a portion of a British regiment. The traditional origin for the name is said to be by the King Vikramāditya from Lord Ram's wife Sita.


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