Bhagalpur district

Bhagalpur district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Bhagalpur town is the administrative headquarters of this district.

Bhagalpur district
[[Districts of Bihar{region-mithila}|District of Bihar{region-mithila}]]
Location of Bhagalpur district in Bihar{region-mithila}
Location of Bhagalpur district in Bihar{region-mithila}
CountryIndia
State[[Bihar{region-mithila}]]
Administrative divisionBhagalpur
HeadquartersBhagalpur
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesBhagalpur
 • Assembly seatsBhagalpur,Pirpainty, Kahalgaon,Sultanganj,Bihpur,Gopalpur
Area
 • Total2,569 km2 (992 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total30,37,766
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
602,532 (19.83 per cent)
Demographics
 • Literacy63.14 per cent
 • Sex ratio880/1000
Major highwaysNH 33,[NH 31],[NH 80]
Average annual precipitation1166 mm
WebsiteOfficial website

Geography

Bhagalpur district occupies an area of 2,569 square kilometres (992 sq mi),.[2][3] Bhagalpur district is a part of Bhagalpur Division. The river Ganges flows through the district.

National protected area

Economy

In 2006 the Indian government named Bhagalpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 38 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). [4]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Bhagalpur district has a population of 3,037,766,[5] This gives it a ranking of 120th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 1,182 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,060/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.36%.[5] Bhagalpur has a sex ratio of 880 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 63.14%.[5]

Languages

The primary language used in the district is Angika. Other chief languages include Hindi, Urdu and Bengali language.[6]

Flora and fauna

In 1990 Bhagalpur district became home to the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is 50 km (31.1 mi) in length.[7]

Common Service Center in Sultanganj

Vikramshila Entrance
Vikramashila, was an important center of learning in Ancient India is situated in Bhagalpur district
  • S.C.T.I CSC, KrishnaGarh

References

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/dchb/1022_PART_B_DCHB_BHAGALPUR.pdf
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Bihar: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1118–1119. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. Obira 2,542km2
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Census India Bhagalpur District" (PDF). Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  6. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Angika: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  7. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Bihar". Archived from the original on August 23, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011.

External links

Coordinates: 25°00′N 86°55′E / 25.000°N 86.917°E

Banka (Lok Sabha constituency)

Banka Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar state in eastern India. This comprises the Banka district.

Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur is a city of historical importance on the southern banks of the river Ganges in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the 3rd largest city of Bihar and also the headquarters of Bhagalpur district and Bhagalpur division. Known as Silk City, it is a major educational, commercial, and political centre, and listed for development under the Smart City program, a joint venture between Government and industry. The Gangetic plains surrounding the city are very fertile and the main crops include rice, wheat, maize, barley, and oilseeds. The river is home to the Gangetic dolphin, the National Aquatic Animal of India, and the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is established near the town.

Bhagalpur (Lok Sabha constituency)

Bhagalpur Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: भागलपुर लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 40 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Bihar state in eastern India.

Bhagalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Bhagalpur Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of 243 legislative assembly of legislative assembly of Bihar. It is a part of Bhagalpur lok sabha constituency along with other assembly constituencies viz Gopalpur, Pirpainti, Kahalgaon, Bihpur and Nathnagar. In Bihar Legislative Assembly election, 2015, Bhagalpur will be one of the 36 seats to have VVPAT enabled electronic voting machines.

Bhagalpur Junction railway station

Bhagalpur Junction railway station, (Station code: BGP), is a railway station serving the city of Bhagalpur in the Bhagalpur district in the Indian state of Bihar.

Bihpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Bihpur a Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of 243 legislative assembly of legislative assembly of Bihar. It is a part of the Bhagalpur lok sabha constituency along with other assembly constituencies viz Gopalpur, Pirpainti, Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur and Nathnagar.

Gopalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Gopalpur Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of 243 legislative assembly of legislative assembly of Bihar. It is a part of the Bhagalpur lok sabha constituency along with other assembly constituencies viz Bihpur, Pirpainti, Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur and Nathnagar.

Kahalgaon (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Kahalgaon Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of 243 legislative assemblies of Bihar. It is a part of the Bhagalpur lok sabha constituency along with other assembly constituencies: Gopalpur, Pirpainti, Bihpur, Bhagalpur and Nathnagar.

Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station

Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station (KhSTPP)is located in Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district of Bihar. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of NTPC. The coal for the power plant is sourced from Rajmahal coalfield of Eastern Coalfields Limited. Source of water for the power plant is Ganga River.

Nathnagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Nathnagar Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of 243 legislative assembly of legislative assembly of Bihar. It is comes under Bhagalpur lok sabha constituency along with other assembly constituencies viz Gopalpur, Pirpainti, Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur and Bihpur.

Naugachia

Naugachia is a town and a notified area in Bhagalpur district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is a block and a division of the Bhagalpur district and also a police district.

Pirpainti (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Pirpainti Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of 243 legislative assembly of legislative assembly of Bihar. It is part of Bhagalpur lok sabha constituency along with other assembly constituencies viz Gopalpur, Bihpur, Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur and Nathnagar.

Sultanganj

Sultanganj is a city located in the Bhagalpur district of the Indian state of Bihar. It is situated on the south bank of Ganga river, 25 km west of Bhagalpur city at 25°14'23"N 86°43'48"E.

Sultanganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Sultanganj Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of 243 legislative assembly of legislative assembly of Bihar. It is a part of Banka lok sabha constituency along with other assembly constituencies viz Amarpur, Dhoraiya, Banka, Katoria and Belhar.

Sultanganj railway station

Sultanganj railway station (Code:SGG) is a railway station in the Bhagalpur district. Sultanganj railway station comes under the Malda railway division of the Eastern Railway Zone, Indian Railways.

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (pronunciation ) is an Indian Politician, National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a former Cabinet Minister.Born in Supaul, Bihar in 1968, he has a Diploma in Engineering from Patna and Delhi. He completed his higher secondary from Williams High school, Supaul. His home town was Buzrug Dwar Warisnagar, a small village of Samastipur.

Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University

Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, formerly Bhagalpur University, is a public university in Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. It was established on 12 July 1960, having local colleges initially associated with Patna University. Its campus is around 264 acres (1.07 km2) in area. The name was changed from Bhagalpur University to Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University in 1991 in commemoration of Tilka Manjhi, a freedom fighter.

Vikramashila

Vikramashila (IAST: Vikramaśīla) was one of the two most important centres of learning in India during the Pala Empire, along with Nalanda. Vikramashila was established by King Dharmapala (783 to 820) in response to a supposed decline in the quality of scholarship at Nalanda. Atisha, the renowned pandita, is sometimes listed as a notable abbot. It was destroyed by the forces of Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khilji around 1193 CE.Vikramashila (village Antichak, district Bhagalpur, Bihar) is located at about 50 km east of Bhagalpur and about 13 km north-east of Kahalgaon, a town in Bhagalpur district . It is approachable through 11 km long motorable road diverting from NH-80 at Anadipur about 13 km from Kahalgaon.

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in Bhagalpur District of Bihar, India. The sanctuary is a 50 km stretch of the Ganges River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon. Designated in 1991, it is protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia. Once found in abundance, only a few hundred remain, of which half are found here.

The Gangetic dolphins have been declared as the National Aquatic Animal of India. This decision was taken in the first meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) chaired by Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh on Monday, 5 October 2009.

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