Forbesganj

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Forbesganj
फारबिसगंज
City
Forbesganj is located in Bihar
Forbesganj
Forbesganj
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 26°18′00″N 87°15′54″E / 26.300°N 87.265°E / 26.300; 87.265Coordinates: 26°18′00″N 87°15′54″E / 26.300°N 87.265°E / 26.300; 87.265
Country  India
State Bihar
District Araria
Government
 • MLA PADAM PARAG RAI RENU (2010 ELECTION)
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 50,475
Languages
 • Official Maithili, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 854318
Telephone code +91-6455-22****
Sex ratio 1.14 /
Lok Sabha constituency Araria
Vidhan Sabha constituency Forbesganj
Website www.forbesganj.com

Forbesganj is both a town and a municipality in the Araria District (formerly Purnia District before 1990) in the state of Bihar, India, situated at the border of Nepal and India.

Geography[edit]

Forbesganj is located at 26°18′N 87°15′E / 26.3°N 87.25°E / 26.3; 87.25.[1] It has an average elevation of 46 meters (150 feet). The Nepalese border is only 12 km away.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2012, Forbesganj had a population of 373,933.The female to male ratio here is 89.98%. Forbesganj has an average literacy rate of 47%, the same as its state, Bihar. Male literacy is 49.47%; female literacy is 26.89%.The non-working population is 51.47% of the total population. There is a total of 79,741 children under the age of 6 in Forbesganj.

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