Banka, Bihar

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Banka is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 24°53′N 86°55′E / 24.88°N 86.92°E / 24.88; 86.92Coordinates: 24°53′N 86°55′E / 24.88°N 86.92°E / 24.88; 86.92
Country  India
State Bihar
Division Bhagalpur
District Banka
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 44,997
 • Rank 227
 • Official Angika, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 813102
Telephone code 91 6424
ISO 3166 code IN-BR
Vehicle registration BR-51
Sex ratio 1.17 /

Banka is a town and a municipality serving as headquarters of the Banka district in the state of Bihar, India. The Hindi meaning of banka is "brave".


As of 2001 India census,[1] Banka had a population of 35,416, with 54% males and 46% females. The average literacy rate was 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%, with 61% of the males and 39% of females literate; 16% of the population was under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ "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.