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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Sheohar district.
Sheohar is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 26°31′N 85°18′E / 26.52°N 85.3°E / 26.52; 85.3Coordinates: 26°31′N 85°18′E / 26.52°N 85.3°E / 26.52; 85.3
Country  India
State Bihar
District Sheohar
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 515,961
 • Official Maithili, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Sheohar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sheohar

Sheohar is the principal town of Sheohar district in Bihar, India. It is a part of the Tirhut Division [1] (Tirhut).


Sheohar is located at coor 26.52N, 85.3E.[2] It has an average elevation of 53 metres (173 feet).

The district contains five blocks: Piprahi, Purnahiya, Sheohar, Tariyani and Dumri Katsari.[citation needed]

The district was a part of Sitamarhi district until 1994. After India’s independence the first parliamentary elections were held in 1952. Sheohar was part of Muzzaffarpur North-West parliamentary constituency, after the first delimitation Sheohar became part of Sitamarhi Parliamentary constituency. After the second delimitation process the name of the constituency was changed to Sheohar, realizing the important role played by Sheohar in this part of Bihar.[citation needed] It is the smallest district in Bihar.[citation needed]

Sheohar Parliamentary constituency consists of six-assembly segments; Riga, Belsand, Sheohar, Madhuban, Chiraia and Dhaka.[citation needed]


The district occupies an area of 443 km and has a population of 531,997 (as of 2011 census).[citation needed]


The Sheohar parliamentary constituency is dominated by Vaisayas.[citation needed]


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