Sheikhpura district

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Sheikhpura district
शेखपुरा जिला
District of Bihar
Location of Sheikhpura district in Bihar
Location of Sheikhpura district in Bihar
Country India
State Bihar
Administrative division Munger
Headquarters Sheikhpura
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Jamui
 • Assembly seats barbigha and sheikhpura
Area
 • Total 689 km2 (266 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 634,927
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 65.96 per cent
 • Sex ratio 926
Major highways ?
Website Official website

Sheikhpura district is one of the thirty eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Sheikhpura town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Sheikhpura district is a part of Munger Division. Sheikhpura was separated from Munger District and was made a separate district with headquarters at Sheikhpura on 31 July 1994. Sheikhpura district has given the veteran leaders to the nation like the first chief minister of Bihar Dr.Shree Krishna Singh, The freedom fighter and veteran leaders Shree Radha Raman Sharma, Dr. Sukhdev Prasad Singh, Member of Parliyament Rajo Singh etc. The Popular Producer, Director & Music Director of Indian Film Industry Sudhakar Sneh also comes from Biman, the village of Sheikhpura.

As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Bihar (out of 39).[1]

Geography[edit]

Sheikhpura district occupies an area of 689 square kilometres (266 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to the Solomon Islands' Kolombangara.[3]

Economy[edit]

Shekhpura is one of the smallest district of Bihar having just six blocks and people are dependent on agriculture. Sone Mining of smaller hillocks with crushers is one of the main activities for empployment. In 2006 Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sheikhpura one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Divisions[edit]

Sub Divisions: The district consists only one sub-division Sheikhpura, which is divided into six developmental blocks: Ariari, Sheikhpura, Barbigha, Ghatkosumbha, Chewara, Shekhopur Sarai.
. Legislative Constituencies: Sheikhpura and Barbigha
Villages: The district has many villages including Barsa, Pinjari, Bhalua, Bhadarathi, AIFNI, Ramzanpur, Herganwan, Mohni, Konand, Nabi Nagar Kakrar, Hussainabad, Bigha (Vidyapur), Pandhar, Pachna, Deole, Mahuat, Dalhar, Nimi, Biman, Lohan, sohadi, Kasar, Karki, Diha,jodhanbigha,baikatpur, Farpar, Rampur, Ariari, Kaithwan, Bhadauns, Sirari, Barama, Sultanpur, Gagri,Ghoghnsa, Gaway, Hathiyawan,Hasauri, Charwanwan, Mehuns,AIJHI, Katari,RamnuBigha(Known as Choti Kolkata), Mafo, Pain, Audhe, Namdargang, Ambari, Asthana, Dobadih,Ismailpur,Nagdih,Maldah,Murarpur,Sasbahna,Ghuskuri,Eksari,Maninda,Kurmuri,siyani, Bhikhni, Maniauri

Police Stations: Sheikhpura P.S., Sirari O.P., Ariyari P.S., Kasar O.P., Mahuli O.P., Kusumbha O.P.,Chewara P.S., Karande O.P., Korma P.S., Mehus P.S., Barbigha P.S., Jayrampur O.P.

Transport[edit]

Roadways[edit]

The town is connected by road to major hubs in the region with frequent bus service.

Railways[edit]

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, Bihar|Hilsa and Bihar Sharif is expected very soon.

Airport[edit]

The nearest airport is Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport|Patna Airport. Domestic flights to major Indian cities are available from there.


Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Sheikhpura district has a population of 634,927,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Montenegro[5] or the US state of Vermont.[6] This gives it a ranking of 516th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 922 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,390 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.82%.[1] Sheikhpura has a sex ratio of 926 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 65.96%.[1]

Languages[edit]

Languages used in the district include Hindi . Urdu, Magahi, an Indo-Aryan language written in the Devanagari script

Culture[edit]

Tourist Places: Arghauti Pokhar, Girihinda Pahar (With Temple of Lord 'SHIV'), Samas (Lord 'VISHNU'),Nimi,famous temple of Maharani.

Education[edit]

School: Sanskar Public High School, S.A.D.N. Convent School D.M. High school HIGH SCHOOL AIFNI, High school Mehus, Janta High School Sirari, high school nimi,Rajo Sigh High School Ambari, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Gagari, Kasturba Gandhi Ba a Vidyalaya, Shekhopur Sarai, R.N.Jha High School, Barama, Rajkiya Madhya Vidyalay Biman, Uccha Vidyalay Lohan
College: Islamia high school,Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chandrshekhar Banke Nasib College, Hathiama, Sanjay Gandhi Smarika Women's College Shekhpura, Mehus College, Mehus, Shekhpura, Nimi College Shekhopur Sarai,MURLIDHAR MURARKA HIGH SCHOOL AIJHI KATARI.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Bihar: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1118–1119. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. "Kolombangara 688km2" 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Montenegro 661,807 July 2011 est." 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Vermont 625,741" 
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Coordinates: 25°07′48″N 85°51′00″E / 25.13000°N 85.85000°E / 25.13000; 85.85000