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Faizabad district
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh
StateUttar Pradesh
Administrative divisionFaizabad
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesAyodhya (Lok Sabha constituency)
 • Total2,764 km2 (1,067 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total2,468,371
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Urban689,354
 • Literacy69.57 per cent
 • Sex ratio961
Major highwaysNH 27, NH 330, National Highway 330A (India), SH 30
WebsiteOfficial website

Faizabad district is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Faizabad city is the administrative headquarters of this district.[1][2] [3] The district occupies an area of 2,764 km² and had a population of 2,468,371 in the 2011 census. In November 2018, Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, announced plans to rename the district to Ayodhya district.[4]


Religions in Ayodhya District
Religion Percent

According to the 2011 Indian census, the district had a population of 2,468,371.[5] This gave it a ranking of 178th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district had a population density of 1,054 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,730/sq mi).[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.16%.[6] The district had a sex ratio of 961 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 70.63%.[6]


In 1975, Avadh University, later renamed the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, was established in Faizabad city. This is a state agricultural university situated in the town of Kumarganj.


  1. ^ District Faizabad, Government of Uttar Pradesh, retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ Tully, Mark (2017), India In Slow Motion, Penguin Random House India Private Limited, pp. 18–, ISBN 978-93-5118-097-5
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  4. ^ "Faizabad district to be renamed as Ayodhya, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath". 6 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  6. ^ a b "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.

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Coordinates: 26°47′N 82°08′E / 26.783°N 82.133°E / 26.783; 82.133