|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (June 2013)|
|• Official||Maithili, Hindi, bhojpuri|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 6258|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Purvi Champaran|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Govindganj|
Areraj is located at.
It is just 30KM away from Motihari. No train route is available to reach here, So to reach here one has to go by roadways only. Bus frequency is very good as after every 25minutes(approximately) there is one bus for Areraj. Its takes around 30-35 minutes to reach Areraj.There is no traffic on the way to Areraj. Kesariya where WORLD'S HIGHEST STUPA is situated just 40km from here.
It's a famous religious place. Someshwar Nath temple is here, which is very very famous temple. In the month of Shravan (August), lot of Shiva's devotee come to visit this place & for whole month Officials have to make arrangements for the people as there is lot of rush during this auspicious month.
Rush increases even more on Monday and Friday, as these days are considered sacred day by Shiva's devotees. People believe that on these two days especially & in month of August particularly, whatever people wish to God is full filled.
As of 2011[update] India census, Areraj had a population of 26,014 with males constituting 52% of the population and females 48%. Areraj has an average literacy rate of 45%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 64% of males and 36% of females literate. 20% of the population is under 6 years of age.Areraj is going to connect on Indian Railway MAP through Hajipur-Sagauli proposed rail line.
- "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.