- Pratapgarh district
Pratapgarh ( _hi. प्रतापगढ) district is one of the districts of
Uttar Pradeshstate of India, and Pratapgarh town is the district headquarters. Pratapgarh district is a part of Allahabad division. Pratapgarh district, lies between 25° 34' and 26° 11' latitudes while between 81° 19' and 82° 27' longitudes. Primarily, an agrarian district, for a while now, Pratapgarh has risen in ranks as the top producer of Aonla fruit. It is a multi-purpose fruit, is extremely rich in vitamin C, helps cure gastro-intestinal disorders, is said to encourage youth and liveliness and is exported all over India and possibly over world in form of sweets and medicines. Pratapgarh on the Allahabad- Faizabadmain road at a distance of 39 km from Sultanpur and 61 km from Allahabad. It is one of the older districts of Uttar Pradesh, that came into existence in the year 1858. It is at a height of 137 m from sea level.
The District that forms a part of Faizabad Division is named after its headquarters town Bela Pratabgarh, commonly known as Pratapgarh. Pratap Singh, a raja of the locality who flourished between 1628-1682, fixed his headquarters at Rampur near old town of Aror. There he built a garh (fort) and called it Pratabgarh after his own name. Subsequently the locality around the fort came to be known as Pratapgarh.When the district was constituted in 1858 its headquarters was established at Bela which came to be known as Bela Pratapgarh, the name Bela presumably being derived from the temple of Bela Bhawani on the bank of river Sai. GHUSMESHWAR NATH DHAM [SHIVJI Temple] is one of the famous temples in Pratapgarh. Near Lalganj Tahseel is a second temple in Agni village famous as Durga Bhavani.
* [http://pratapgarh.nic.in/ Pratapgarh]
Pratapgarh is generally famous for a local proverb often quoted "sau padha na ki pratapgarha".
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