Arwal

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This article is about the headquarters. For its eponymous district, see Arwal district.
Arwal
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Arwal is located in Bihar
Arwal
Arwal
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°15′N 84°41′E / 25.25°N 84.68°E / 25.25; 84.68Coordinates: 25°15′N 84°41′E / 25.25°N 84.68°E / 25.25; 84.68
Country  India
State Bihar
District Arwal
Languages
 • Official Magahi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 804401
Website arwal.bih.nic.in

Arwal town is the administrative headquarters of Arwal district in Bihar state of India. It was earlier part of Jehanabad district. Arwal has a population of 588,000. Arwal, the district headquarters is approximately 80 km south from the state capital Patna. Arwal town is situated on the right side bank of the river Son, which is a tributary to the River Ganges. [1]

Administration[edit]

Arwal district is a part of Magadh division. It came into existence in September 2001 and was earlier part of Jehanabad district.

The five block divisions are Arwal, Kaler, Karpi, Kurtha and Suryapur Vanshi. Chhotki Ahiyapur and Wasilpur is the most prosperous town in this district. Arwal's development programme is mostly based on his principles. Assembly of God and Oxford Public School are the two English medium school near Wasilpur.

Geography[edit]

Arwal is located at 25°15′N 84°41′E / 25.25°N 84.68°E / 25.25; 84.68. It has an average elevation of 67 metres (220 ft). The district headquarters is in Arwal near river (Sone). The state capital, Patna is 65 km to the north. The rural area dominates and the soil is productive, so farmers harvest paddy crops mainly and also rabbi. Bajitpur is one of the famous village of Arwal. Belsar one of the biggest village is famous for sun temple. Koyl Bhupat is richest and fertile village in Arwal district under Kaler block.[2]

Economy[edit]

In March 2008 the Bihar government approved the construction of a bridge across the Son River at a cost of Rs. 9,742 lakhs[3] from Arwal to Sahar in Bhojpur district. The economy of Arwal depends on agriculture only. Most of the population resides in villages and are farmers. The entire district is well irrigated due to the proper arrangement of canals. There is no existence of any industry or other business centre.[4]

      • River*** Sone, Punpun

Transport[edit]

NH 110 links Arwal to Bihar Sharif on NH 31. NH 98 passes through Arwal connecting Aurangabad to Patna. The nearest railway station is Jehanabad at 30 k.m and Anugrah Narayan road at 45 k.m. Public transport is by bus or private light vehicle. The roads are not well maintained but in recent days, the government of Bihar has made an effort to make improvements. Most of the villages are well connected by approach road.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arwal Bihar Pin code". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Arwal, India Page". Bihar. Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  3. ^ http://spsc.co.in/OnGoingProjects.aspx
  4. ^ "Arwal Sahar bridge on Sone to come soon". Jai Bihar. Retrieved 2009-03-10. [dead link]

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