Jehanabad

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Jehanabad
जहानाबाद
City
Jehanabad is located in Bihar
Jehanabad
Jehanabad
Coordinates: 25°13′N 84°59′E / 25.217°N 84.983°E / 25.217; 84.983Coordinates: 25°13′N 84°59′E / 25.217°N 84.983°E / 25.217; 84.983
Country India
State Bihar
District Jehanabad
Government
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Body Jehanabad Municipal Corporation
Population (2011)
 • Total 135,196
Languages
 • Official Magahi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 804408
Vehicle registration BR-25
Website http://www.jehanabad.bih.nic.in

Jehanabad is a city, a municipality and the headquarters of Jehanabad district in the Indian state of Bihar. Earlier, Jehanabad was part of Gaya district. It is 45 km away from Patna and 55  km away from Gaya.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Jehanabad had a population of 135,196. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Jehanabad has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 69%. In Jehanabad, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transportation[edit]

The city is linked to the bigger cities of Patna & Gaya both by road and rail route.

Rail[edit]

The Jehanabad railway station is the railway station serving the city of Jehanabad. There are four railway stations- Jehanabad railway station, Jehanabad Court, Tehta and Makhdumpur in the 31 km long stretch of the railways. The recently electrified Patna-Gaya line traverses through the city and links the Grand Chord with Patna.

Road[edit]

National Highway No. 83 comes from Patna via Masaurhi, goes directly to Gaya through Makhdumpur and runs almost parallel to the railway line. There is a network of PWD roads and REO roads across the district, albeit in a bad shape. The total length of surfaced roads is 541.65 km and mud tracks is 450.90 km. [2]

Tourism[edit]

Barabar Caves: The Barabar caves are situated in the hilly area near Makhdumpur, 25 kms south from district headquarter. The place is famous for its ancient Seven Rock cut Buddhist Caves and as the place of origin of Ajivak sect.

Baba Siddhnath Temple: The Shiva Temple, is originally known as Siddheshwar Nath Temple, located at one of the highest peaks in the range of the hills. The temple was built in Gupta period, 7th century A.D. The local legends attribute the temple to Bana Raja, the father-in-law of the epic king Jarasandha of Rajgir.

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. 
  2. ^ "PinCode of Jehanabad". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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