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Jehanabad district
जहानाबाद जिला
—  District of Bihar  —
Location of Jehanabad district in Bihar
Country India
State Bihar
Administrative division Magadh
Headquarters Jehanabad
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Jahanabad
 • Total 1,569 km2 (606 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 924,839
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 111,612
 • Literacy 57.5 per cent[1]
 • Sex ratio 928
Major highways NH 83
Average annual precipitation 1074 mm
Website Official website

Jehanabad district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Jehanabad town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Jehanabad district is a part of Magadh Division. This district is 45 k.m nearby of Patna, the capital of Bihar.

Jehanabad is located on the confluence of two small rivers called Dardha and Yamunaiya. It is the heartland of Magadha and local dialect is called Magahi. The district has been in the national news mostly for the news related to Naxalite violence. The area is however developing now and the services sector is gaining ground in the district.

Area: 1,569 km² Population: Total: 1174900 Rural: 1100430 Urban: 74470
Agriculture: Paddy, Wheat, Lentils
Rivers : Falgu, Dardha, Yamunaiya


The territory of the present-day district became Jehanabad sub-division of Gaya district in 1872. The district came into existence on 1 August 1986.

The Barabar Caves are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, mostly dating from the Mauryan period (322–185 BCE), and some with Ashokan inscriptions, located in the Jehanabad District.

It is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[2]


Jehanabad district occupies an area of 932 square kilometres (360 sq mi),[3] comparatively equivalent to Mexico's Isla Ángel de la Guarda.[4].The region is rich for cultivating cereals, vegetables all the year round. But the irrigation problems are yet to be solve.The climate is hot and dry in summer. But in rainy season life is bitter. Winter is chilled cold. Nowadays sparrow is decreasing its number. Alluvial soil is found here.The percentage of literacy is around 50.the citizen over here like to do job in other parts of the country so there is shifting of people. Dowry is prevailing in this prat of district.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Jehanabad one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[5] It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[5] The government is not looking this region, as the region has large population and the disparity of rich and poor is large. from very early stage of independence the region is facing brutally murder and fight taking land matter into account. The people are illiterate. There is no light on the road and people live in dark during night time. There are rich people who are try to create violence by poor person. Some persons are indulge in corruption with the politicians as they don't have livelihood and earning. the region has banks such as:-

1.Punjab National Bank.

2.Union Bank of India.

3.State Bank of India.

4.Bank of Baroda.

5.Bank of India.

Banks atm never works during 7pm to 10am. In this region one can hear "a person got killed by pistol or knife due to the fight among the family members", in fornight. this region has not got gas agency due to poverty and communism fight. the chief minister Nitish Kumar is looking to the transport facility but project is under pending. the region has few schools and no hospital.


The district comrises only one sub-division Jehanbad, which is further divided into seven sub-divisions: Jehanaad, Kako, Modananj, Ghosi, Hulasganj, Arwal.


According to the 2011 census Jehanabad district has a population of 1,124,176,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[7] or the US state of Rhode Island.[8] This gives it a ranking of 412th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 1,206 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,120 /sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.34 %.[6] Jehanabad has a sex ratio of 918 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 68.27 %.[6]


Students of village sit on the floor and study here. No proper sanitation in school. Fund coming from the government in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is being used properly.Teachers don't give class for given period of time.There is no proper school buildings.Students don't know what is computer. Colleges are not to the standard. Student try to copy in exam and non-teaching staff members of colleges or schools help in this type of activity. Hence, Education system is worst. Students get admission is good colleges of Patna.


People cast their vote to the candidate who belong to their caste or community.

See also[]


  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. "Isla Ángel de la Guarda 931km2" 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est." 
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Rhode Island 1,052,567" 

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Coordinates: 24°45′N 85°00′E / 24.75, 85

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