High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Barabanki district is one of four districts of Faizabad division, located in the heart of the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh state of India. The town of Barabanki is the district headquarters. Barabanki district is a part of Faizabad division. Barabanki district has been known to be a favourite haunt of saints and ascetics, literatteurs and intellectuals, besides being a battlefield for freedom fighters. The district under British rule had an area of 1758 m². In 1856 it came, with the rest of Oudh, under British rule. During the Sepoy war of 1857-1858 the whole of the Bara Banki talukdars joined the mutineers, but offered no serious resistance after the capture of Lucknow. Barabanki occupies an area of 3825 km². The district lies between 26°32 and 27°21 N and between longitudes 80°05 and 81°51 . The district is bounded by the Sitapur district, Bahraich district and Gonda District in the north-east divided by river Ghaghra, Faizabad district in the east, Sultanpur District and Rae Bareli District in the south and Lucknow district in west.