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Faruckabad, a district and city in the Doab, N.W. Provinces, British India. The former has an area of 1,909 square miles, of which only a small portion lies outside the Doab. The soil is rich, and produces cotton, indigo, tobacco, etc. The city is well-built and salubrious, standing on the right bank of the Ganges, and connected by rail with Calcutta and Delhi. Its name signifies "City of Happiness," and is not wholly undeserved, though the prosperity of the place as a commercial centre has not increased of late years. Holkar was defeated here in 1805 by the British under Lord Lake.