city, north-central Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It is situated north-northwest of Lucknow, along the Sarayan River. Sitapur was a military centre under the British and contains a military cantonment. Located at the junction of several roads and rail lines, the city serves as a marketplace for grain and other crops. There are sugar and plywood industries and a hospital specializing in diseases of the eye

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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