|Named for||Goddess Sita|
|138 m (453 ft)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Sitapur is a city and a municipal board in Sitapur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is in the Lucknow Division. The town is located on the banks of river Sarayan, halfway between Lucknow and Shahjahanpur and is well connected to state capital Lucknow by the National Highway No. 24. 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.
The district is divided into 7 Tehsils: Sitapur, Biswan, Mishrikh, Maholi, Laharpur, Mahmoodabad and Sidhauli. There are 19 blocks, 4 parliamentary constituencies  (Sitapur, Mishrikh (SC), Mohanlalganj, Dhaurhara), 9 assembly constituencies (Sevata, Biswan, Mahmoodabad, Sidhauli (SC), Laharpur, Sitapur, Hargaon (SC), Mishrikh and Maholi), 19 Blocks and 26 Police Stations. 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 Shahjahanpur by broad gauge line. It also has a branch line b/w SITAPUR city and BALAMAU Jn.
The major railway station is Sitapur Cantonment railway station/STP. Super-Fast trains from Jalpaiguri to Amritsar stops here. Some express trains like Jan Sadharan Express, Jan Nayak Express, Amritsar-Saharsa Express, Karmabhoomi Express and Jansewa Express. Sitapur Cantonment railway station/STP' provides rail connectivity to state capital Lucknnow, Khairabad Awadh, Sidhauli, Atariya, Kamlapur, Biswaan and Daliganj.
The other important station is Sitapur City Junction railway station/SPC. Couple of Express trains stops here. Passenger trains from Sitapur city passes through Unnao, Balamau and Shahjahanpur.
Sitapur also well connected by NH24 FROM LUCKNOW TO DELHI UPSRTC, AND UTTARAKHAND PARIVAHAN. BUSES RUNS EVERY 15 MINUTES.
Sitapur has a stadium named after the Major Dhyan Chand. citation needed][
- "Sitapur Up Travel Guide". Goibibo.com. 19 June 2020.
- Bhatt, Vijay Kumar (2016). Asst. Director. Kanpur: Ministry of MSME, Government of India. pp. http://dcmsme.gov.in/dips/DIP%20Sitapur%20VKB%20AD%20EI.pdf.
- Tiwari, Akhilesh (19 June 2020). "District Magistrate". My Uttar Pradesh.
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