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Faizabad (city, Afghanistan)

Faizabad or Feyzabad (both : fī´zəbăd, fīzäbäd´), city (1992 est. pop. 9,098), capital of Badakhshan prov., NE Afghanistan, on the Kokcha River. The chief commercial and administrative center of NE Afghanistan and the Pamir region, Faizabad also has rice and flour mills. Most of its people are Tajiks. In winter the city is sometimes isolated by deep snow. In 1979 it was a focus of Afghan guerrillas attempting to repel the Soviet invasion. Faizabad was taken by Soviet forces in 1980 and became a major Soviet garrison town.

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Faizabad (town, India)

Faizabad or Fyzabad (both: fī´zəbăd), town (1991 pop. 176,922), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ghaghara River. It is a joint municipality with Ayodhya. A district administrative center and market town, Faizabad trades in local produce and has sugar refineries. A government college is in the city and a military cantonment on the outskirts. Faizabad was the capital (1724–75) of the kingdom of Oudh (1724–1856). The mausoleum (c.1816) of a royal consort is in the city.

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