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Faizabad

City : Faizabad
Location : North India
Language : Hindi, Urdu


Know About Faizabad

Faizabad is a city and a municipal board in Faizabad district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a city on the banks of river ghaghra Saryu in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Faizabad has a sister city Ayodhya, considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ram. Faizabad was the first capital of the Nawabs of Awadh. Asaf-ud-Daula, son of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula made Lucknow the capital of Awadh.

Faizabad and Ayodhya have a great heritage and have many monumental sites. The city of Ayodhya is known for its Hindu temples. In Faizabad city there are many monuments of Nawabs, like tomb of Bahu Begum, Gulab-bari and many more. Ayodhya is also the birth place of first Tirthankar of the Jain religion, Shri Rishabh Dev. He is known as the father of Jain religion. The legend of Awadh Umrao Jaan was born in Faizabad and her childhood name was Ameeran. Another legend and a great Hindi writer Mr. Radhika Prasad Tripathi was from this city, his work on Sai Data Sampraday was greatly admired.



Geography

Faizabad is located at [show location on an interactive map] 26.78° N 82.13° E[1]. It has an average elevation of 97 metres (318 feet). As of 2001 India census[2], Faizabad had a population of 144,924. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Faizabad has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 67%. In Faizabad, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.



Education

There are two Universities in Faizabad District, Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University (formerly Awadh University) Awadh University and Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology (NDUAT). Kamta Prasad Sundar Lal Saket Post-Graduate degree college, (One of the largest PG college in eastern UP) is also situated in Faizabad.



Namesakes

The Town of Fyzabad in Trinidad and Tobago is named after Faizabad in India, when indentured labourers from Uttar Pradesh were taken to the island