|• Lok Sabha constituencies|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies|
|• Total||2,522 km2 (974 sq mi)|
|• Density||980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||961|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||NH 27, NH 330, National Highway 330A (India), SH 30|
Faizabad district, officially Ayodhya district, is one of the 75 districts of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city of Ayodhya, which is believed to be the birth place of Hindu deity Rama, is the administrative headquarters of the district. The official name of the district was changed from Faizabad to Ayodhya in November 2018 under Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The district occupies an area of 2,522 square kilometres (974 sq mi), and had a population of 2,470,996 in the 2011 census. Awadhi is the common language of the people of Faizabad district.
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%.
At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 96.62% of the population in the district spoke Hindi (or languages considered to be the dialects of Hindi like Awadhi, Banjari, Bhojpuri, Chhattisgarhi, or Garhwali) and 3.14% Urdu as their first language.
|Faizabad district: mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Census.|
|Mother tongue code||Mother tongue||People||Percentage|
Faizabad district has one Lok Sabha constituency and 5 Vidhan Sabha constituencies. Lallu Singh from Bharatiya Janata Party is an MP of Faizabad Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
And in the last 2017 assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won all the five assembly seats in this district. Ved Prakash Gupta is the MLA from Ayodhya Assembly Constituency, Ram Chandra Yadav from Rudauli Assembly Constituency, Gorakh Nath from Milkipur Assembly Constituency, Shobha Singh Chauhan from Bikapur Assembly Constituency and Indra Pratap Tiwari alias Khabbu Tiwari is the MLA from Goshainganj Assembly Constituency.
The major railway stations in the district are
Ayodhya Airport (under construction) is the international airport in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.