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Bhagalpur district
भागलपुर जिला
—  District of Bihar  —
Location of Bhagalpur district in Bihar
Country India
State Bihar
Administrative division Bhagalpur
Headquarters Bhagalpur
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Bhagalpur
 • Total 2,569 km2 (992 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,430,331
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 437,459 (18 per cent)
 • Literacy 50.28 per cent[1]
 • Sex ratio
Major highways NH 31, NH 81
Average annual precipitation 1166 mm
Website Official website

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 occupies an area of 2,569 square kilometres (992 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to Indonesia's Obira.[3] Bhagalpur district is a part of Bhagalpur Division. The river Ganga flows through the district.


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 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]


Sub Divisions

  • Bhagalpur
  • Kahalgaon
  • Naugachia


  • Pirpainti
  • Kahalgoan\Sanhaula
  • Sabour
  • Nathnagar
  • Jagdishpur
  • Sultanganj
  • Sahkund
  • Bihpur
  • Naugachia
  • Gopalpur
  • Kharik
  • Narayanpur
  • Gauradih
  • Ismailpur
  • Rangrachowk


According to the 2011 census Bhagalpur district has a population of 3,032,226,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Oman[6] or the US state of Iowa.[7] This gives it a ranking of 120th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 1,180 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,100 /sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.13 %.[5] Bhagalpur has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 64.96 %.[5]

The district has an area of 2,570 km², and a total population of 2,423,172, of which 1,990,976 (82%) are Hindu and 423,246 Muslim (17%).


Languages used in the district include Angika, an Indo-Aryan language written in the Devanagari script and spoken by at least 725 000 people in the Angika Region.[8]

Flora and fauna[]

In 1990 Bhagalpur district became home to the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is 0.5 km (0.3 mi) in length.[9]



  • St. Joseph's School (ICSE Board - from L.K.G. to Class 12)
  • Mount Assisi School (ICSE Board - from Nursery to Class 12)
  • Mount Carmel School (ICSE Board - from Nursery to Class 12)
  • St. Teresa's School (ICSE Board - from Nursery to Class 12)
  • Delhi Public School, Bhagalpur (CBSE Board)
  • Holy Family School(ICSE Board - from L.K.G. to Class 10)
  • Ganpat Rai Salarpuria Saraswati Vidya Mandir (CBSE Board - from L.K.G. to Class 12)
  • St. Andrew's School (CBSE Board)
  • SKP Vidya Vihar (CBSE Board)
  • Aryabhatt Public School (CBSE Board up to Class 12)
  • Navyug Vidyalaya (CBSE Board up to Class 12)
  • CMS School (CBSE Board up to Class 12)
  • Vector Academy (for Class 11 and 12)
  • Techno Mission (for Class 11 and 12)

" Professional Institution" :--- NEC Institute of Management & Technology (for MBA, MCA, M.Sc.-IT, BBA,BCA & Other Courses)


  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  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. 
  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". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Oman 3,027,959" 
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Iowa 3,046,355" 
  8. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed (2009). "Angika: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  9. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Bihar". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

External links[]

Template:Bhagalpur Division Template:Bhagalpur Division topics

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

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