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Pratapgarh district
Chauharjan Devi Temple
Chauharjan Devi Temple
Location of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates (Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh): 25°53′49″N 81°56′42″E / 25.897°N 81.945°E / 25.897; 81.945
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
TehsilsRaniganj, Kunda, Lalganj, Patti, Sadar
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesPratapgarh (Lok Sabha constituency)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Babaganj 2. Kunda 3. Patti 4. Sadar 5. Rampur Khas 6. Raniganj 7. Vishwanathganj
 • Total3,730 km2 (1,440 sq mi)
 • Total3,209,141
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Literacy73.1 %
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH-96, NH-236

The Pratapgarh district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Pratapgarh city is the district headquarters. Pratapgarh district is a part of Prayagraj division. The total area of Pratapgarh district is 3730 Sq. km.[1]


The district has Ganga Dolphins in its river.[2]


The city Pratapgarh is named by famous King of Somvanshi Dynasty, Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh a Rajput ruler who made a castle named Pratapgarh Mahal. After time around the areas of the castle was also known by, Pratapgarh; In 1928, the arrival of Simon Commission in India led to widespread agitations against the British government. Many of the talukdars took the lead in the movement and openly displayed their opposition against the Imperial Government. On July 10, the Congress politician Jawaharlal Nehru and Mohanlal Saxena, visited the Pratapgarh district to address a public meeting at Hadi Hall (in Bela Pratapgarh), they were welcomed by Brajesh Singh. The district was also visited by Mahatma Gandhi on November 14, 1929, who addressed a crowd of 5000 and was awarded a purse of Rs 5,570 by then-Raja Awadhesh Singh of Kalakankar.[3]


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Pratapgarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Religions in Pratapgarh district (2011)[6]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated
Distribution of religions

According to the 2011 census Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh had a population of 3,209,141,[7] roughly equal to the nation of Mongolia[8] or the US state of Iowa.[9] This gives it a ranking of 109th in India (out of a total of 640).[7] The district had a population density of 854 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,210/sq mi).[7] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.2%.[7] Pratapgarh had a sex ratio of 994 females for every 1000 males,[7] and a literacy rate of 73.1%. 5.46% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes make up 22.10% of the population.[7]

Languages of Pratapgarh district (2011)[10]

  Hindi (90.74%)
  Awadhi (6.02%)
  Urdu (3.13%)
  Others (0.11%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 90.74% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 6.02% Awadhi and 3.13% Urdu as their first language.[10]


There are 17 blocks in Pratapgarh district.[11]


Main article: List of educational institutions in Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh

Notable persons

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See also


  1. ^ "District Pratapgarh,Government of Uttar Pradesh | The City of Aonla | India". Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Gangetic Dolphin Beaten To Death In UP, 3 Arrested As Video Goes Viral". 8 January 2021. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  3. ^ Dangli Prasad, Varun (1980). Uttar Pradesh District Gazetteers: Pratapgarh. Lucknow, Department of District Gazetteers. Retrieved 28 August 2021 – via Internet Archive.
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  6. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Uttar Pradesh". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Handbook: Pratapgarh" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  8. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Mongolia 3,133,318 July 2011 est.
  9. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Iowa 3,046,355
  10. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Uttar Pradesh". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  11. ^ "Subdivision & Blocks | District Pratapgarh,Government of Uttar Pradesh | India". Retrieved 27 January 2022.