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- For the city in Pakistan, see Sheikhupura.
|• Total||689 km2 (266 sq mi)|
|• Density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Magahi, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Sheikhpura is a city and a municipality in Sheikhpura district in the Indian state of Bihar. Sheikhpura is also an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district occupies an area of 689 km² and has a population of 5,25,502 (as of 2001).
As of 2001[update] India census, Sheikhpura Town has a population of 49.361 Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sheikhpura has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 42%. In Sheikhpura, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The town is connected by road to major hubs in the region with frequent bus service.
Sheikhpura is located on the broad gauge line connecting Kiul and Gaya. The town is served by a direct daily train to Kolkata, and a weekly service to Guwahati via Bhagalpur. The state capital Patna could be reached through a stop-over at Kiul from where rest of India is well connected.
Very recently the Fatuha-Islampur and Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir branch lines have been connected with this route. Extension of passenger services to inter-link Sheikhpura with Hilsa and Bihar Sharif is expected very soon.
The nearest airport is Patna Airport. Domestic flights to major Indian cities are available from there.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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