Asarganj

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Asarganj

Jalalabad
Asarganj is located in Bihar
Asarganj
Asarganj
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°09′N 86°41′E / 25.15°N 86.68°E / 25.15; 86.68Coordinates: 25°09′N 86°41′E / 25.15°N 86.68°E / 25.15; 86.68
CountryIndia
StateBihar
DistrictMunger
Elevation
44 m (144 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total5,706
Languages
 • HindiAngika, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN

Asarganj is a suburban market in Munger district in the state of Bihar, India.

Geography[edit]

Asarganj is located at 25°09′N 86°41′E / 25.15°N 86.68°E / 25.15; 86.68.[1] It has an average elevation of 44 metres (144 feet).

The month-long festival "Bol-Bum" runs during the month of Saawan (August–September). After taking water from the Ganges river of Sultanganj (known locally as Uttar Wahini Ganga), pilgrims travel barefoot for 105 km on a route to Deoghar to pour Gangajal on Lord Shiva.

Nearby villages are Narayanpur, kamargama, Darha, Saraun, Dhuriya, Makva in the west-Lakhanpur in the south - Kastikari, Rahmatpur in the east and Vikrampur in the north.[2]

Economy[edit]

Asarganj is known in Bihar for the production of quality rice. Here, people work in meals and mostly do wood related work. Asarganj is also popular for its wood designing work which is involved in making sofas, chairs, and other equipment related to carpentry work. Business of clothes and vegetables are the source of income for Asarganj residents.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001, India census,[3] Asarganj had a population of 5,706. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Asarganj has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 72% of the males and 70% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Asarganj
  2. ^ "Asarganj Pincode". citypincode.in. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.