This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Faizabad
Faizabad district (Hindi: फैजाबाद जिला) is one of the 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Faizabad city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district occupies an area of 2,764 km². The district had a population of 2,468,371 at the 2011 Census.
According to the 2011 census Faizabad district has a population of 2,468,371, roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait or the US state of Nevada. This gives it a ranking of 178th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,054 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,730 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.16%. Faizabad has a sex ratio of 961 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 70.63%.
In 1975, the Avadh University was established in Faizabad city, which was later renamed as Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University.
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Coordinates: 26°47′N 82°08′E / 26.783°N 82.133°E