|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Bahraich|
|• Total||4,696.8 km2 (1,813.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||666/km2 (1,720/sq mi)|
|• Literacy||49.32 per cent|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||NH28C, SH96|
|Average annual precipitation||1710 mm|
Bahraich district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Bahraich town is the district headquarters. Bahraich District is a part of Devipatan Division.
Bahraich formed a nizamat under the Nawabs of Awadh. Sometime after 1827, it became joined with Gonda into a single nizamat. After the British annexed Awadh in early 1856, Bahraich was made the seat of Bahraich Division.
Bahraich was in historic Awadh. The district was part of the Nanpara Taluqdari ruled by a succession of Rajas who owned more than three hundred villages in the district and all the forests. Raja Baldev Singh has built a fort later captured by Sadat Ali. A famous Dargah shareef fair is organised every year at Bahraich in his remembrance.
Bahraich borders Nepal districts Bardiya to the northwest and Banke to the northeast. The rest of Bahraich is surrounded by following districts in Uttar Pradesh: Lakhimpur and Sitapur on the west, Barabanki to the southwest, Gonda to the southeast, and Shravasti to the east.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Bahraich one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Bahraich district has a population of 3,487,731, This gives it a ranking of 89th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 706 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,830/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 46.08%. Bahraich has a sex ratio of 891 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 49.32%.
Bahraich is a category "A" district i.e. having socio-economic and basic amenities parameters below the national average.
At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 92.71% of the population in the district spoke Hindi as their first language.