Behea

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Behea or Bihiya
बिहिया
city
Nickname(s): BEA
Behea or Bihiya is located in Bihar
Behea or Bihiya
Behea or Bihiya
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°33′39″N 84°27′34″E / 25.5607°N 84.45935°E / 25.5607; 84.45935Coordinates: 25°33′39″N 84°27′34″E / 25.5607°N 84.45935°E / 25.5607; 84.45935
Country  India
State Bihar
District Bhojpur
Area
 • Total 100 km2 (40 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,809
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Maithili, Hindi, Bhojpuri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 802152
Sex ratio 58-42 /
Website bhojpur.bih.nic.in

Behea or Bihiya is a small town in Bhojpur district in the state of Bihar, India. This name is also transliterated as Bihiya.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Behea had a population of 20,809. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Behea has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

This town is alternatively spelled as Bihiya. The town boasts of a railway station and is a business hub for small time traders, who mainly collect agricultural produce from the farmers and sell in larger cities and even in neighboring countries.This place has huge business potential but due to heavy power shortage it could not shape up into reality.There are a handful of timber and stone traders too, who get timber and stone slabs from bigger cities and supply it to the villagers, who use it for construction of their house.Some of the popular trading company at this place are Hanuman timber merchant, Vishwakarma Hardware & Stone Company. In the field of education Jawahar navodaya vidyala, don boscho academy and some government based are running in parallel.

Another reason why many people visit the town is because of the "Mahthin Mai" temple. It is considered to be very holy for Hindus and the temple compound hosts a number of fairs.

The language of almost all people in Behea and the rest of Bhojpur district is Bhojpuri, a very rich language.

Culture[edit]

The local people continue to follow old traditions and rituals. This town has a population of Hindus as well as Muslims. The traditional breakfast food of jalebi and puri are available just outside of Behea railway station. Litti chokha is most famous food item which is available at every nook and corner of town. The men folks mostly wear dhoti-kurta while the women wear sarees.

Economy[edit]

It is an agricultural area where production is wheat and rice.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.