Khairabad, Or Khyrabad
KHAIRABAD, or KHYRABAD, the chief town of Sitapur district, Oudh, India, situated 5 miles south of Sitapur civil station and cantonment, 27° 31' 30" N. lat., 80° 47' 35" E. long. It is the fifth largest town in Oudh, with a population in 1869 of 15,677, made up of Hindus and Mohammedans in about equal numbers. The town contains forty mosques and thirty Hindu temples, besides a beautiful group of sacred Mohammedan buildings. A large fair is held here in January, lasting ten days, and attended by an average of 60,000 persons. A second fair is held at the Dasalicira festival, attended by about 15,000 persons. The annual value of Math' sales is about X31,000.