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|Elevation||53 m (174 ft)|
|• Official||Maithili, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Sheohar|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Sheohar|
Sheohar is located at coor 26.52N, 85.3E. It has an average elevation of 53 metres (173 feet).
The district contains five blocks: Piprahi, Purnahiya, Sheohar, Tariyani and Dumri Katsari.
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. It is the smallest district in Bihar.
Sheohar Parliamentary constituency consists of six-assembly segments; Riga, Belsand, Sheohar, Madhuban, Chiraia and Dhaka.
The district occupies an area of 443 km and has a population of 531,997 (as of 2011 census).
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