Faizabad division
Faizabad division

Ayodhya division, previously known as Faizabad division, is an administrative geographical unit of Uttar Pradesh state in India. Ayodhya is the administrative headquarters of the division.[1] The government of Uttar Pradesh approved the renaming of the Faizabad division to Ayodhya division in November 2018.[2]

The division currently consists of the following districts:[3]

Demographics

Faizabad division: mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Census.[5]

  Awadhi (12.98%)
  Hindi (81.52%)
  Urdu (4.94%)
  Others (0.56%)

The 2011 Indian census did not use the new organisation. The districts at the time consisted of Bara Banki, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, and Sultanpur.[5] The latter had different sub-districts than now.

Faizabad division: mother-tongue of population, according to the 2011 Census.[5]
Mother tongue code Mother tongue Districts Faizabad division
Bara Banki Faizabad Ambedkar Nagar Sultanpur Total people Percentage
002007 Bengali 635 584 303 597 2,119 0.02%
004001 Dogri 0 831 0 0 831 0.01%
006030 Awadhi 68,876 333,602 256,822 888,371 1,547,671 12.98%
006102 Bhojpuri 2,141 804 39,100 2,889 44,934 0.38%
006142 Chhattisgarhi 217 788 490 2,700 4,195 0.04%
006240 Hindi 2,984,773 2,050,978 1,905,077 2,781,822 9,722,650 81.52%
015043 Odia 84 557 504 628 1,773 0.01%
016038 Punjabi 1,199 763 362 887 3,211 0.03%
019014 Sindhi 0 2,432 4 28 2,464 0.02%
022015 Urdu 200,893 77,484 193,932 116,980 589,289 4.94%
028001 Arabic/Arbi 170 38 474 391 1,073 0.01%
040001 English 763 53 42 39 897 0.01%
Others 948 2,082 778 1,785 5,593 0.05%
Total 3,260,699 2,470,996 2,397,888 3,797,117 11,926,700 100.00%

References

  1. ^ "District Ayodhya - Government of Uttar Pradesh | City Of Lord Rama | India". Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  2. ^ PTI (13 November 2018). "UP cabinet approves renaming of Faizabad as Ayodhya, Allahabad as Prayagraj". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Administrative Setup | District Ayodhya - Government of Uttar Pradesh | India". Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  4. ^ Verma, Lalmani (7 June 2013). "Amethi to remain district, but with one less tehsil". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b c C-16 Population By Mother Tongue – Uttar Pradesh (Report). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 July 2020.

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