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Paraiya is a block in Gaya district of Bihar state, India.[1] The Paraiya Block headquarters is Paraiya Khurd town, part of the Magadh division. It is located 17 km west of the district headquarters in Gaya, and 109 km north of the state capital Patna.

Paraiya block is bounded by Guraru block to the west, Konch block to the east, and Tekari Block to the north. Gaya, Bodh, Rafiganj, and Sherghati are nearby cities.

Paraiya consists of 151 villages and 9 panchayats. Malahi Chak is the smallest village; Solara, the largest. Bodh Gaya, Chatra, Kakolat, Bihar Sharif, and Koderma are nearby tourist destinations.

Demographics of Paraiya Block[edit]

Maithili is the local language, with Hindi, Urdu, and English also spoken. The total population of Paraiya Block is 83,800 living in 12,749 houses. Males number 43,217 and females 40,583.[2]

Colleges in Paraiya[edit]

  • Sanjay Gandhi Inter College, near Imamganj police station
  • B.N.S. College Shobh, Mayapur Shobh
  • Upendarnath Inter Collage
  • M.G. Khan College