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|Behea or Bihiya
|• Total||100 km2 (40 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bhojpuri, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||58-42 ♂/♀|
As of 2001[update] India census, Behea had a population of 20,809. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Behea has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
This town is alternatively spelled as Bihiya. The town has a railway station, a bus stop and is a business hub for small-time traders, who mainly collect agricultural produce from the farmers and sell in larger cities and even in neighboring countries.This place has huge business potential but due to heavy power shortage it could not shape up into reality.There are a handful of timber and stone traders too, who get timber and stone slabs from bigger cities and supply it to the villagers, who use it for construction of their house.Some of the popular trading company at this place are Hanuman timber merchant, Vishwakarma Hardware & Stone Company. In the field of education Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Don Bosco Academy and some government based are running in parallel.
Another reason why many people visit the town is because of the "Mahthin Mai" temple. It is considered to be very holy for Hindus and the temple compound hosts a number of fairs.
The local people continue to follow old traditions and rituals.Here many important festival like Holi,Dewali,Durgapuja Chathpuja,id-ul-fitar,muhharam e.t.c are celebrated with great joy .This town has a population of Hindus as well as Muslims. This town consists of many villages such as Mathiya, Tipura, Baswadiya. The traditional breakfast food of jalebi and puri(hand made puri) and a lot of other sweets are available just outside Behea railway station. Sweets are very famous among people of Bihiya. Another famous food item of Bhojpur, Litti Chokha is aviable at every nook and corner of town. The men folks mostly wear dhoti-kurta while the women wear sarees.
Mahthin Mai temple of bihiya town is famous temple in whole surrounding where large number of devotees are gathered at certain occasions.
Main source of Economy is Agriculture.It have fertile agricultural area where main production is wheat and rice. People have their own cattle and agricultural lands. A few Zamindars also lend their farms to others for cultivation. A tributary of Ganga flows by the village, which makes it easier for irrigation.some small scale industries like asbestos foctory,bricks industries are also existed.
- Radiance Institute of IT & Management (Study Center)(SCHOOL -GURUKUL GYAN NIKETAN MELA ROAD BIHIYA AND CHAK PAR WHOSE DIRECTOR IS KAMAL SINGH)
- "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.