Faizabad district

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Faizabad district
Ayodhya district
Location of Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionFaizabad
HeadquartersAyodhya
Tehsils5
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Faizabad (Lok Sabha constituency)- Ayodhya, Bikapur, Milkipur, Rudauli
2. Ambedkar Nagar (Lok Sabha constituency)- Goshainganj
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Ayodhya
2. Bikapur
3. Goshainganj
4. Milkipur
5. Rudauli
Area
 • Total2,764 km2 (1,067 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,470,996
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
689,354
Demographics
 • Literacy69.57 %
 • Sex ratio961
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH 27, NH 330, National Highway 330A (India), SH 30
Websitehttp://ayodhya.nic.in

Faizabad district, officially Ayodhya district, is one of the 75 districts of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city of Ayodhya, which is also notable for being the birth place of Hindu deity Rama, is the administrative headquarters of the district.[2][3] The official name of the district was changed from Faizabad to Ayodhya in November 2019 under Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.[4] The district occupies an area of 2,764 km² and had a population of 2,470,996 in the 2011 census.

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Ayodhya District
Religion Percent
Hindus
84.75%
Muslims
14.80%

According to the 2011 Indian census, the district had a population of 2,470,996, of which males were 1,259,628 and females were 1,211,368. Population in the age group of 0-6 years was 360,082. This gave it a ranking of 178th in India (out of a total of 640). The district had 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%. The district had a sex ratio of 961 females for every 1000 males. The total number of literates in the district were 1,450,901, which constitutes 58.7% of the population. The effective literacy rate of 7+ population was 70.63%.[1]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 96.62% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 3.14% Urdu as their first language.[5]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901739,402—    
1911693,018−0.65%
1921694,764+0.03%
1931714,938+0.29%
1941782,639+0.91%
1951873,686+1.11%
1961960,818+0.96%
19711,107,515+1.43%
19811,361,862+2.09%
19911,684,747+2.15%
20012,088,928+2.17%
20112,470,996+1.69%
source:[6]

Education[edit]

In 1975, Avadh University, later renamed the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, was established in Faizabad city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India: Search Details". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  2. ^ "About District | District Ayodhya - Government of Uttar Pradesh". District Ayodhya - Government of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  3. ^ Tully, Mark (2017), India In Slow Motion, Penguin Random House India Private Limited, pp. 18–, ISBN 978-93-5118-097-5
  4. ^ "Faizabad district to be renamed as Ayodhya, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath". The Financial Express. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Census of India Website : Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Census of India Website : Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 7 January 2020.

External links[edit]

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