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This article is about the town. For its eponymous district, see Samastipur district.
Samastipur is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar
Coordinates: 25°51′47″N 85°46′52″E / 25.862931°N 85.781064°E / 25.862931; 85.781064
Country India
State Bihar
District Samastipur
Parliamentary constituency Samastipur
Assembly constituency Samastipur
Population (2011)
 • Total 67,925 (2,011)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
PIN 848101
Area code(s) STD Code 06274

Samastipur is a town and a municipality (nagar parishad) in Bihar, India. It is the headquarters of Samastipur district. The Burhi Gandak River flows through the town.


Samastipur used to be a part of the Darbhanga district until 1972, when the Samastipur district was carved out of Darbangha.


As of 2011 census, Samastipur had a population of 67,925.[1]


Samastipur is an administrative centre for the East Central Railway.[2] There are several industries and small-scale industries which include a sugar factory near Magardahi ghat.


Samastipur is located 87 kilometers from the state capital Patna (104 minutes driving distance). The nearest airport, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna, is 91 kilometers from Samastipur. Samastipur Junction is a major railway station, which connects the town to major cities in India. The town is also connected to other places in Bihar by buses.

Places of interest[edit]

The Thaneshwar temple complex is located in the heart of the town. It includes templates dedicated to Shiva, Rama, Ganesha, Hanuman, Shani and Kali. Other locally famous temple include the Khatu Shyam Mandir (located in the Samastipur market). Several other temples are located in nearby villages within the Samastipur district. There is a famous kali temple in mujauna काली मंदिर के दीवार पर बाबा श्री छतनेश्वर जी के द्वारा माँ काली की आरती लिखा हुआ है


Samastipur has several schools and colleges. Most of the colleges are affiliated to the Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga. IGNOU has several study centres in Samastipur.[3] The Rajendra Agricultural University is located near the town, in Pusa.

Major colleges in the city include:

  • Samastipur College (est. 1947): offers 35 programmes of which 16 are in undergraduate (UG), 11 in postgraduate (PG), 1 vocational course in Biotechnology at Undergraduate level and 7 Career oriented course under dual degree system.
  • Ram Nirikshan Atma Ram College (est. 1969): offers two Undergraduate programs in Arts and Science
  • Diwan Bahadur Kameshwar Narayan College (est. 1971): offers uddergraduate Arts programs
  • Samastipur Law College (est. 1978): offers undergraduate law program


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