|Patna division, Bihar
पटना प्रमंडल, बिहार
|Districts||Patna, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Buxar, Rohtas and Kaimur|
|Area||16,960 km2 (6,550 sq mi)|
|Commissioner||Dr. E.L.S.N. Bala Prasad|
Patna division is one of the nine administrative geographical unit of Bihar state of India. Patna is the administrative headquarters of the division. Established in 1829, it is one of the oldest divisions of the state. Currently (2005), the division consists of Patna district; Nalanda district, also called Biharsharif district; Bhojpur district, also called Arrah district; Rohtas district, also called Sasaram district; Buxar district; Kaimur district, also called Bhabhua district. There are 19 sub-divsions with 98 blocks in Patna division.
History of administrative districts in Patna division
Patna division was established in 1829 along with Saran division (with districts of Saran, Champaran, Tirhut and Shahabad) and Bhagalpur division (with Monghyr (now Munger), Purnea and Maldah districts) of Bihar, as 11th division in Bengal Presidency of British India. On March 1, 1834, the 10th division (or Saran) was abolished and merged into 11th (Patna) and 12th (Monghyr) divisions. Then Patna division comprised the districts of Patna, Behar, Saran and Shahabad.
Population data obtained from the sum of the populations of the districts.
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