East Champaran district
पूर्वी चंपारण ज़िला
District of Bihar
Location of East Champaran district in Bihar
Lok Sabha constituencies
Purvi Champaran, Paschim Champaran, Sheohar
• Assembly seats
Raxaul, Sugauli, Narkatiya, Harsidhi, Govindganj, Kesaria, Kalyanpur, Pipra, Madhuban, Motihari, Chiraia, Dhaka
2 (1,532 sq mi)
2 (3,300/sq mi)
Literacy 58.26 per cent
• Sex ratio
NH 28A, NH 104
Average annual precipitation
East Champaran ( Hindi: पूर्वी चंपारण ज़िला, is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Motihari.
The district occupies an area of 3969 km
2 and has a population of 3,933,636 (as of 2001 ). East Champaran is a part of Tirhut Division. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor. [1 ]
As of 2011, it is the second most populous district of Bihar (out of
39), after Patna. [2 ]
Geography [ edit ]
East Champaran district occupies an area of 3,968 square kilometres (1,532 sq mi),
comparatively equivalent to [3 ] Vanuatu's Espiritu Santo. [4 ] Gandak, Burhi Gandak and Baghmati are important rivers flowing through this region.
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the
2011 census East Champaran district has a population of 5,082,868, roughly equal to the [2 ] United Arab Emirates or the US state of [5 ] Colorado. This gives it a ranking of 21st in India (out of a total of [6 ] 640). The district has a population density of 1,281 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,320 /sq mi). [2 ] Its [2 ] population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 29.01%. Purbi Champaran has a [2 ] sex ratio of 901 females for every 1000 males, and a [2 ] literacy rate of 58.26%. [2 ]
Sub-divisions [ edit ]
Languages [ edit ]
Bhojpuri, a tongue in the Bihari language group with almost 40 000 000 speakers, written in both the Devanagari and Kaithi scripts. [7 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11 . Retrieved 2011-09-17.
^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011 . Retrieved 2011-09-30.
^ 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.
^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18 . Retrieved 2011-10-11. "Espiritu Santo 3,956km2"
^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population" . Retrieved 2011-10-01. "United Arab Emirates 5,148,664"
^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau . Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Colorado 5,029,196"
^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bhojpuri: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International . Retrieved 2011-09-30.
External links [ edit ]