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|Elevation||43 m (141 ft)|
|• Official||Angika, Similar to Maithili language, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Historically, Munger is known for ancient 'seat of rule'.
Munger is situated on the banks of the Ganges.
It has been identified with Mod-Giri a place mentioned in the Mahabharata was the kingdom of Raja Karna. However, the first historical account of the district appears in the Travels of Huen Tsang, a famous Chinese traveller. Munger came again into Prominence in 1762 when Kasim Ali Khan made it his capital instead of Murshidabad in Bengal.
Manufacturing Gun at Munger is more than 200 years old story. During the First World War period the Munger gun manufacturers came in to the prominence and production of cartridge gun was developed. Munger was perhaps the only city in India where guns manufacturers took shape of a cottage industry and become a popular profession. During Indo-China War of 1962 the defense ministry was in need of 410 bore musket which was prepared by Munger Gun Factory.
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As per 2011 census, Munger Municipal Corporation had a total population of 213,101, out of which 113,173 were males and 99,928 were females. It had a sex ratio of 883. The population below 5 years was 29,260. The literacy rate of the 7+ population was 81.83 per cent.
Places of interest
- Bihar School of Yoga. One of the major institutions in Munger is Bihar School of Yoga. It is one of the foremost learning center in the world for Yoga and frequented by people all over the globe.
- Munger Fort,covers an area of around 222 acres,annexed by the Khiljis, Tughlaqs, Lodis, Nawabs of Bengal, Mughals and British.
- Sita Kund, a hot water continuous spring.
- Chandika Asthan,considered as one of the sacred Shakti-Peeth out of 64 Shakti-Peet available on the earth .
- Kastaharni Ghat,beautiful bank of The Ganga.
- Tomb of Pir Shah Nufa,Sufi saint from Persia who was sent to Munger by Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer in 1177.
- Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary, covers an area of around 682 km2 consist of a hot water spring, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, tiger and panther.
- Pirpahar, tomb on hill near bank of Ganga.
- Sitla Mandir, a marbled Lord Shiva temple made between a small pond near Matriye Sadan hospital.
- Lord Badi Durga Maa temple situated at Shadipur, a place in Munger.
- Jai Prakash Udayan also known as Company Garden, because of the fact that it has been made during an era of British rule when they came here as East India Company. It is a very beautiful garden and it is also a famous picnic-spot.
- The Kali Pahadi at Jamalpur is also a place of interest in Munger. It is a range of hills and mountains where people go for fun.
Railway : Nearest railway station is Jamalpur and Bhagalpur on Sahibganj Loop (Kiul Junction-Khana Junction) line on Howrah-Delhi route. It is 8 km from Munger city and well connect with major cities in India with good frequency of express and passenger trains.
Airport : Munger has a small airport with no commercial service and used only for VIP movements. Nearest domestic airport with commercial service is Patna airport around 180 km away. Patna is served by all major airlines. Nearest international airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
Road : Munger is connected with NH-80 and various state highways.
Munger Ganga Bridge is under construction.
Munger has many good schools, colleges and Institution.
- Schools - 1st Notre Dame Academy School in India was founded in Jamalpur,Munger Bihar in 1950, Saraswati Vidya Mandir, DAV Public School, St. Xavier's School,Eastern Railway High School Jamalpur, Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Era Public School, Little Angels School, S.K.D. Memorial Public School,alphonse academy,Arya Bal Shanti Niketan Junior Branch Maulsiritalle Munger and Senior Branch Munger - Jamalpur Road Jamalpur.
- The oldest school in the district is the Zila School (formerly Government English School) which was founded in 1854. There are two girls' schools, Baijnath Girls School and Balmiki Rajniti Balika Vidyalaya, Madhopur, in Munger town. Govt school like Model High School,Town High School(+2)Near Bhagat Singh Chowk). etc.
- Colleges - R.D. & D.J. College, Balmiki Rajniti Mahila Mahavidyalaya, J.R.S. College are institutes for higher education. R.D. & D.J. College is one of the oldest and renowned College in the Bihar and Eastern India Zone. The alumni of these institutes are now working all over world and have brought laurels to the district.All college are affiliated by TMU Bhagalpur
- IRIMEE -Located in Munger District near Indian Railway Company.
- Miracle Brain Institute, Kaura Maidan, Munger is the first institute in Munger District for ABACUS & Vedic Maths study.
- Computer Education-Lal Bahadur Shastri Training Institute(LBSTI) Shastri Nagar Road NO-6 http://mungerinfo.blogspot.in/2013/09/lbsti.html Detail
People from various nearby place come to various Ganges ghats on religious occasions. The city also see huge crowd during Durga Puja festival.
Kastaharni Ghat is one of various bathing ghats on the Ganges and religiously the most significant. This is one of the few places where the Ganges meanders and flows in the northern direction (Uttarvahini Ganges). Because of this it is considered very auspicious by Hindu believers.
Chandika Asthan is one of the sixty-four shakti peeths spread across India and is situated on the north-east corner of Munger. It sees a huge crowd of devotees all round the year and specially during Navratras.
Munger has one of the oldest railway manufacturing units and also the ITC Tobacco factory.
Earlier spelled Monghyr and now Munger it has a rich and glorious past and stories abound. Madarsa Rahmania is the largest Islamic School in the state.
Bhimbandh and Kharagpur Lake are great picnic spot. It has a stream of hot water coming from the mountains nearby and one stream of cold water also, both the streams merge here only and then are later joined in ganges river.
- Nandlal Bose, renowned Sculptor and Painter.
- * Krishna Sinha, First CM of Bihar, freedom fighter and a Gandhian.
- Kumar Suresh Singh, Director-General of Anthropological Survey of India and Zamindari family of Nayangaon.
- Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, National Poet.
- Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.
- Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
- "Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16.