Bhojpur district, Bihar

Bhojpur district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state in northern India. Arrah town (also known as Ara) is the administrative headquarters of this district.

The district came into existence in 1972, when Shahabad district was bifurcated into Bhojpur and Rohtas.

Bhojpur district

भोजपुर
Location of Bhojpur district in Bihar
Location of Bhojpur district in Bihar
CountryIndia
StateBihar
Administrative divisionPatna
HeadquartersAra
Tehsils
Government
 • District collectorSri Sanjeev Kumar
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1 seat (Arrah)
 • Assembly seats
Area
 • Total2,395 km2 (925 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total2,728,407
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy70.47%
 • Sex ratio907
Vehicle registrationBR-03
Major highwaysNH-84, NH-30
Coordinates25°46′N 84°52′E / 25.767°N 84.867°E
WebsiteOfficial website

Geography

Bhojpur district occupies an area of 2,395 square kilometres (925 sq mi),[1]

It is located at a longitude of 83° 45' to 84° 45' East and the latitude is 25° 10' to 25° 40' North and is situated at a height of 193 meters above sea level.

Economy

In 2006 the Indian government named Bhojpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 38 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Bhojpur district, Bihar has a population of 2,720,155,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[4] or the US state of Nevada.[5] This gives it a ranking of 145th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 1,136 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,940/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 21.27%.[3] Bhojpur has a sex ratio of 900 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 72.79%.[3]

Religion

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Languages

Languages include Bhojpuri, a language with almost 2,000,000 speakers, according to the study of 'Times of India Daily' written in both the Devanagari and Kaithi scripts,[7] Hindi and Urdu.

University & Colleges

Veer kunwar Singh University , Ara ◾Jain College, Ara ◾Maharaja College, Ara ◾J J College, Ara ◾S B College, Ara ◾MMM College Ara ◾B D College , Ara ◾Tapindu College ,Ara ◾Sanjay Gandhi College, Ara

Schools

🔹Kendriya Vidalaya, Ara 🔹JNV, Behea 🔹DAV Public School, Ara 🔹Jain School, Ara

References

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Kuwait 2,595,62
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nevada 2,700,551
  6. ^ "Bhojpur District : Census 2011 data".
  7. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bhojpuri: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 30 September 2011.

Coordinates: 25°33′22″N 84°39′55″E / 25.5562°N 84.6653°E

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