Imamganj

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Not to be confused with Imamganj, Fatehpur district, Uttar Pradesh.
Imamganj(Shriramganj)
shriramganj
Shreeramganj
city
Imamganj(Shriramganj) is located in Bihar
Imamganj(Shriramganj)
Imamganj(Shriramganj)
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 24°27′09″N 84°35′05″E / 24.452521°N 84.584727°E / 24.452521; 84.584727Coordinates: 24°27′09″N 84°35′05″E / 24.452521°N 84.584727°E / 24.452521; 84.584727
Country  India
State Bihar
Region Magadha
Division Magadh Division
District Gaya
Founded by Maharshi shri Ramanand trivedi
Named for In the name of god Rama
Elevation[1] 182 m (597 ft)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 824206
Telephone code 06331
Website www.gaya.bih.nic.in

Imamganj is a city and a block headquarter in Gaya district of Bihar state, India.[2] It is also a Bihar Legislative Assembly constituency in the Magadh division, part of the Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituency.[3] It is located on the border of Jharkhand state, 65 km towards west from District headquarters Gaya, Bihar.

The Imamganj block is spread over 61708.52 sq acres and includes 7 village panchayat and 195 villages.[4] In 2011 Indian census, it had a population of 1,864, including 951 males and 913 females.[5]

The original name of the city was shriramganj in the name of hindu god lord Ram.It was founded by maharshi shri Ramanand trivedi in 10th century.But after that city is named after Imam Baksh Khan, son Ghulam Husain Khan, local feudal ruler of Sherghati, just as Raniganj is named after his wife Umda Rani. The city has been affected by Maoist insurgency, who caused damage to public buildings and cell towers in the area in 2011.The population of the city is increasing day by day as the people from the rural area is settling in imamganj.Imamganj has a CRPF camp in the block campus.Two rivers surrounding imamganj flow namely Morhar And sorhar, they together meet at bhaghar and is called domuhan.[6][7] However in the Indian general election, 2014, the local voters defied the Maoists and voted heavily.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps Imamganj, India". falling rain. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Chaudhary elected new Bihar assembly Speaker". Rediff.com. 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Magadh region hogs political limelight". The Times of India. May 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Imamganj, Public Health Centre". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Imamganj". Census of India: Population Finder, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Maoists blast school building in Bihar`s Gaya District". Sify.com. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  7. ^ Banerjee, Shoumojit (June 16, 2011). "Maoists blast six cell towers, torch part of railway station". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  8. ^ "Villagers defy Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad to vote". The Times of India. 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2014-06-18.