Raghopur, Vaishali (community development block)
|Community development block|
|Elevation||46 m (151 ft)|
|• Official||Maithili, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hajipur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Raghopur|
Surrounded by the Ganges on all sides, Raghopur consists mainly of alluvial soil. Every year this area gets submerged by water due to flood by the Ganges. This has been helpful to Raghopur in way that flood also brings new layer of soil that makes this area fertile.
As of 2001 India census, Raghopur had a population of 187,722. Males constitute 54% of the population. Raghopur has an average literacy rate of 33%. The villages in Raghopur includes Paharpur, Jurawanpur, Fatehpur, Birpur, Chaksingar, Rampur, Shiv Nagar etc.Among all Birpur is the largest village in this Block, people of this village are migrant Rjaputs from Rajsthan during Mugal Period.There is myth that Birpur village named upon one of those migrant called Bir Singh from Jhodhpur. They all are from the same clan of Rathod(rathore)of Jhodhpur(Mewar).
Nearest town to Raghopur is Patna and Hajipur. Nearest railway station is Khoosarupur. Nearest Airport is in Patna. There is only one seasonaly road link (pipapul) that connects it to Patna, Fatuha. Apart from that Boat is majorly used to reach here.
Agriculture is main source of income for inhabitant of this river island. Main crop is Wheat, Rice, Maize, Tobacco etc. Raghopur people has a long tradition of joining army. Majority of service class is in defense forces. There are no industry situated in this area because of inaccessibility and poor transportation facility.
Raghopur has many government school till 10th level. Higher education facility is not available, because of this reason lot of students migrate from this area and settle in Patna or Hajipur.