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Barbigha is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°07′55″N 85°26′17″E / 25.132°N 85.438°E / 25.132; 85.438Coordinates: 25°07′55″N 85°26′17″E / 25.132°N 85.438°E / 25.132; 85.438
Country  India
State Bihar
District Sheikhpura
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 46,075
 • Official Magahi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 811101
Telephone code 06341
ISO 3166 code IN-BR
Vehicle registration BR
Sex ratio 1000/900 /
Literacy 73.63%
Lok Sabha constituency Nawada
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barbigha(174)

Barbigha is a city and a notified area in the Sheikhpura district of Bihar, India.


According to the 2011 Indian census,[1] 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[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "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.