Chakia, Bihar

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Chakia
चकिया
Bara Chakia
Town
Chakia is located in Bihar
Chakia
Chakia
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 26°25′N 85°03′E / 26.42°N 85.05°E / 26.42; 85.05Coordinates: 26°25′N 85°03′E / 26.42°N 85.05°E / 26.42; 85.05
Country  India
State Bihar
District East Champaran district
Elevation 52 m (171 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,618
Languages
 • Official BhojpuriHindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 845412
Telephone code +91-6257
Lok Sabha constituency Purvi Champaran
Vidhan Sabha constituency Pipra
Website eastchamparan.bih.nic.in

Chakia is one of the important and commercial towns and a Nagar Panchayat in Purvi Champaran district in the state of Bihar, India.The associate post office is called Barachakia. It is served by a broad gauge train. The sugar cane mill is now defunct. The railway station is called Chakia. It is also the closest railway station to Kesaria Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage site.

River[edit]

This town has a river Budhi Gandak flowing by it, a branch of Gandak. Chakia is sub divisional headquarters town and also block headquarters. During the British rule the Champaran sugar mill was founded in 1905, right now the sugar factory is closed since 1995.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Chakia had a population of 16,618. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Chakia has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 60% and female literacy of 40%. 20% of the population is under 6 years of age.MR. Ranjan who lives chakia since 33 years work in M & M ltd , Motihari.

Buddhist tourism[edit]

Kesaria Stupa has a height of 104 ft. Kesaria is 110 km from Patna, in the Champaran (east) district of Bihar. One can reach here by flying to Patna, and driving for another 3–4 hours from there. Alternatively, one can take a direct train "Sapt Kranti Express" to Chakia, from Delhi\New Delhi, and drive 30 minutes further.

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. 

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