Sitapur, formerly spelled Citapore is a town and a municipal board in Sitapur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is in the Lucknow Division.
The town is 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 northwest from the state capital, Lucknow. The traditional origin for the name is said to be by the King Vikramāditya from Lord Ram's wife Sita.
The history of Sitapur is closely associated with that of the rest of Awadh. The district figured prominently in the Indian rebellion of 1857, when the native troops quartered in the cantonments fired on their officers, many of whom were killed, as were also several military and civil officers, with their families, in attempting to escape.
Sitapur as the name depicts, was established by the king Vikarmaditya after the name of Lord Ram's wife Sita. This place is concerned with ancient, medieval and modern history.
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