|Elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Official||Magahi, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-BR|
|Sex ratio||1000/900 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Nawada|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Barbigha(174)|
According to the 2011 Indian census, Barbigha had a population of 46,075, of whom 24,246 were male and 21,829 were female. The sex-ratio of Bargigha (number of females compared to number of males) is .900, against the state average of .918. Moreover, the child sex ratio is .910, compared to the Bihar state average of .935. The literacy rate of Barbigha is 73.63%, higher than the state average of 61.80%; with a male literacy rate of 81.27% and the female rate at 65.12%. 19% of the population were under 6 years of age.
The name is derived from the Hindi phrase Barah Bigha, meaning "Twelve bigha". Barbigha has since grown to become the biggest town market of the Sheikhpura district, serving as a commercial market for the surrounding villages. Dr. Sri Krishan Singh (First Chief Minister of Bihar) was from Barbigha.
Sites of interest
One of the largest idols of Lord Vishnu has been found nearby at Samas village, belonging to the Pal period. It has become a major tourist attraction centre.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.