Sultanpur district is a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India. This district is a part of Faizabad division in Uttar Pradesh state. The administrative headquarters of the district is Sultanpur. The total area of Sultanpur district is 2672.89 Sq. km. Recently, its name has been in news to restore it to its historical name, Kushbhawanpur - the land where Kush (Lord Ram's son) lived, by MLA Deomani Dwivedi.
|Division||Faizabad (officially Ayodhya)|
|Tehsils||Lambhua, Kadipur, Sultanpur, Jaisinghpur, Baldirai|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Sultanpur|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||5|
|• Total||2,672.89 km2 (1,032.01 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Sultanpur has now five tehsils of Sultanpur Sadar, Kadipur, Lambhua, Baldirai and Jaisinghpur. The Amethi, Musafirkhana, and Gauriganj tehsils are now in Amethi district. District has one municipality, five town areas and twenty two development blocks. Besides Sultanpur city, important towns are Amethi, Chanda, Dostpur, Jagdishpur, Kadipur, Koeripur, Lambhua, Mushafirkhana and Shukul Bazar. Sultanpur is divided into seventeen police stations for the maintenance of law and order.
Hindi is the official language of the district with Urdu as additional official language. Languages spoken by the denizens of the district include Awadhi, a dialect in the Hindi continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh region. At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 73.26% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 23.30% Awadhi and 3.08% Urdu as their first language.
The 2011 Indian census used the old district boundaries, where Sultanpur district consisted of Amethi, Gauriganj, Jaisinghpur, Kadipur, Lambhua, Musafirkhana, and Sultanpur sub-districts (tehsils). When Amethi district was created, Amethi, Gauriganj, and Musafirkhana sub-districts were moved to Amethi district. The effect of this change is shown in the table below as "new boundaries" - it does not take account of Baldirai sub-district, which did not exist at the time of the 2011 census.
|Sultanpur district: mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Census.|
|Mother tongue code||Mother tongue||Old boundaries||"New boundaries"|
- Prem Adib, actor from Sultanpur city
- Sripati Mishra, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
- Ajmal Sultanpuri, Urdu poet native of Harakhpur village
- Majrooh Sultanpuri, Urdu poet and lyricist in India's Hindi language film industry
- D. P. Tripathi, politician and former general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party, from Sultanpur city
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