Bareilly, or Bareli, a district and its chief town in the division of Rohilkhand, North-West Provinces of British India. The former occupies an area of 1,614 square miles between the Ganges on the W. and Oudh on the E. and S., the Kumaon hills, Farakabad. Aligahr, and Moradabad to the N. and W. It is level, and on the whole fertile, being watered by the Gogra and Ramanga, but there is a belt of jungle to the N. Rice and sugar are the chief products. The city stands on the left bank of the Jua, and is large and handsome, being the most populous in the division. It contains a famous college, and was one of the first places at which the mutiny of 1857 declared itself. The Rohillas sustained severe defeats in its neighbourhood by Colonel Champion in 1774, and Sir Robert Abercrombie in 1796.