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Pratapgarh district
प्रतापगढ़ ज़िला
پرتاپ گڑھ ضلع
—  District of Uttar Pradesh  —
Location of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Allahabad
Headquarters Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Tehsils Raniganj, Kunda, Lalganj,Patti, Sadar
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Pratapgarh
 • Assembly seats Raniganj, Kunda, Vishwanathganj, Sadar, Rampur
 • Total 3,717 km2 (1,435 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,173,752
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Literacy 73.1 per cent
 • Sex ratio
Major highways NH-96, NH-236
Website Official website

The Pratapgarh district (Hindi: प्रतापगढ़ ज़िला, Urdu: پرتاپ گڑھ ضلع) is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Pratapgarh town is the district headquarters. The Pratapgarh district is a part of Allahabad division and lies between 25° 34' and 26° 11' latitudes while between 81° 19' and 82° 27' longitudes.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Pratapgarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]


According to the 2011 census Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 3,173,752,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Mongolia[3] or the US state of Iowa.[4] This gives it a ranking of 109th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 854 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,210 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.2%.[2] Pratapgarh has a sex ratio of 994 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 73.1%.[2]

Notable persons[]

  • Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh, founder vice chancellor of Pant Nagar University and later the first Governor of Himanchal Pradesh state of India
  • Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj (1922 - 2013), Hindu spiritual leader and saint from Mangarh, Pratapgarh
  • Dinesh Singh (1925-1995), Deputy Minister in the ministry of external affairs and served as a member of parliament
  • Babu Gulab Singh (died 1857), Indian Freedom Fighter, participated and sacrificed in the war of Indian Rebellion of 1857
  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907-2003) poet and professor of Allahabad University, best known for his early work Madhushala; father of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan
  • Raghuraj Pratap Singh (born 1969) known as Raja Bhaiya, politician, independent member of legislative assembly and MLA of Pratapgarh district Uttar Pradesh
  • Anupam Shyam Ojha (born 1957), film and television actor, who usually plays villainous role on international films set in India
  • Babulal Gaur (born 1930) BJP Leader,and Ex. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is also hails from Pratapgarh.
  • Shweta Tiwari (born 1980), Bollywood and Bhojpuri film actress and winner of the fourth season of the reality show Bigg Boss
  • Rajkumari Ratna Singh (born 1959), politician from Indian National Congress Party, member of parliament.
  • Pramod Tiwari (born 1956), senior leader of Congress Party and EX MLA from (Rampur Khas), and current MP of Rajya Sabh Pratapgarh,Uttar Pradesh.[5]
  • Ravi Tripathi, playback singer, Indian Idol 2 finalist and the only Indian artist to have performed at the closing ceremony of Asian Games 2010 held in Guangzhou


Languages spoken by the denizens of the district include hindi.[6]


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Mongolia 3,133,318 July 2011 est." 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Iowa 3,046,355" 
  5. ^
  6. ^ jainendra dwivedi, ed (2009). "hindi: A language of India". randompedia: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.

External links[]

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