The total area of the District is of 58.56 square kilometer. It lies between longitude 73 o and 74 o East, latitude 30 o and 31.5 o north, at an elevation of 605 feet above sea level. There is no natural boundary between Faisalabad and the adjoining Districts. Faisalabad is bounded by Hafizabad and Sheikhupura towards north and northeast, by Sheikhupura, Okara and Sahiwal towards east and southeast, and by Jhang and Toba Tek Singh towards west and southwest.
FDA’s notified controlled area is 1280 sq. km. River Chenab flows about 30 km in the north west while River Ravi meanders about 40 km off the city in the south east. Lower Chenab canal is the main source of irrigation water, which meets the requirements of 80% of cultivated land. The soil of Faisalabad comprises of alluvial deposits mixed with loess having calcareous characteristics. The soil is generally fertile.