Basti is a district located in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. It is situated in the eastern part of the state and is a part of the Basti division. The district headquarters is the city of Basti.

Basti district covers an area of approximately 2,268 square kilometers and is bordered by the districts of Sant Kabir Nagar and Siddharthnagar to the east, Ambedkar Nagar to the south, and Faizabad and Gonda to the west. The district is predominantly rural, with agriculture being the primary occupation of the people.