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Native ameFaizabad
Other nameफ़ैज़ाबाद
StateUttar Pradesh
Total Area34 sq mi (88 km2)
Altitude97 m
Total Population510000 (2011)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
VehicleUP 42

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City of Faizabad ( , ) is the headquarters of Faizabad District and a municipal board in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, situated on the banks of river Ghaghra (locally known as Saryu). Faizabad has a twin city of Ayodhya, which is considered to be the birthplace of Rama. It was the first capital of the Nawabs of Awadh and has monuments built by the Nawabs of Avadh, like the tomb of Bahu Begum, Gulab-bari etc. The city of Ayodhya is an important pilgrimage centre in Hindu belief known for its Hindu temples, as well as for the disputed site of Babri Mosque. Ayodhya is also the birth place of first Tirthankara of Jainism, Rishabha, known as the father of Jainism. The Legend of Avadh, Umrao Jaan 'Ada', was born in Faizabad (her childhood name was Ameeran). Another legend and Hindi writer Mr. Radhika Prasad Tripathi was from this city. Akhtaribai Faizabadi, also known as Begum Akhtar, was born in Faizabad. She was a classical singer who performed ghazals, dadras, thumris, etc. Among other notable people from Faizabad are Mir Babar Ali Anis, a nineteenth century writer of Marsiya (elegies in Urdu) and Brij Narayan Chakbast, another nineteenth-century Urdu poet. Chakbast is credited to have translated the Ramayana into Urdu for the first time.

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