Lakhimpur is the 126th largest Hindi speaking city of India with a total population of 1,51,993. It is a city and a municipal board in Lakhimpur Kheri district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Highest employment in Lakhimpur is in the sectors of agriculture and household industries. 66% of the workforce is employed in the Agricultural Sector, 31% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 3% are Household workers. The main rivers flowing along the border of district Lakhimpur Kheri are Sharda, Ghagra, Koriyala, Ull, Sarayan, Chauka, Gomati, Kathana, Saryu & Mohana. Sugarcane is the main commercial crop of the district, which gives assured returns. Mango, Banana and Guava are the main horticulture crops and Poplar, Eucalyptus, Teak and Sheesham are the principal plantation crops. The major exportable item is Crystal White Sugar. The history of Lakhimpur goes back to the prehistoric period as many prehistoric artifacts have been found from the district. Many archaeological mounds are located in the district. Inscriptions dated back to the 4th century CE of Samudragupta of Gupta empire have been recovered from Khairabad. The inscriptions tell about Ashwamedha Yajna which was performed by Samudra Gupta. Later in the medieval time, the district went under the rule of Rajputs and again it went under the Mughal power. Lakhimpur also played an important role in the revolt of 1857.