Pratapgarh also called Bela, Bela Pratapgarh, Partapgarh or Partabgarh, is a city and nagar panchayat of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Pratapgarh district, part of the Faizabad Division. Pratapgarh is the birthplace of the national poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
The district is named after its headquarters town Bela Pratapgarh, commonly known as Pratapgarh. Pratap Singh, a local raja between 16281682, located his headquarters at Rampur near the old town of Aror. There he built a garh (fort) and called it Pratabgarh after himself. Subsequently the area around the fort became 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. It is popularly known as "Bela Mai" - meaning mother goddess bela.