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This article is about the headquarters. For its eponymous district, see Arwal district.
Arwal is located in Bihar
Arwal is located in India
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°15′N 84°41′E / 25.25°N 84.68°E / 25.25; 84.68Coordinates: 25°15′N 84°41′E / 25.25°N 84.68°E / 25.25; 84.68
Country India
State Bihar
District Arwal
 • Official Magahi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 804401
ISO 3166 code IN-BR
Son River Arwal Bihar

Arwal town is the administrative headquarters of Arwal district in Bihar state of India. It was earlier part of Jehanabad district. The district as formed to control the naxalism in the area. District was formed from the area of two near by districts i.e. Jehanabad and Aurangabad. Arwal has a population of 588,000. Arwal, the district headquarters is approximately 80 km south from the state capital Patna. Arwal town is situated on the right side bank of the river Son, which is a tributary to the River Ganges. [1]


Arwal is located at 25°15′N 84°41′E / 25.25°N 84.68°E / 25.25; 84.68. It has an average elevation of 67 metres (220 ft).[2] The district headquarters is in Arwal near river (Sone). The state capital, Patna is 65 km to the north.


The language spoken here is



In March 2008 the Bihar government approved the construction of a bridge across the Son River at a cost of Rs. 9,742 lakhs[4] from Arwal to Sahar in Bhojpur district. The economy of Arwal depends on agriculture only. Most of the population resides in villages and are farmers. The entire district is well irrigated due to the proper arrangement of canals, except area like kurtha wanshi and karpi. Town has a C.B.S.E affiliated school named as ASSEMBLY OF GOD. There is no existence of any industry or other business centre.[5]


Arwal District Population.[6]

Total Rural Urban
Person 699563 699563 0
Male 362945 362945 0
Female 336618 336618 0


NH 110 links Arwal to Bihar Sharif on NH 31. NH 98 passes through Arwal connecting Aurangabad to Patna. The nearest railway station is Jehanabad at 35 km and Anugrah Narayan road at 60 km.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Arwal Bihar Pin code". Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Arwal, India Page". Bihar. Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Arwal Sahar bridge on Sone to come soon". Jai Bihar. Archived from the original on December 15, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
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