Bhagalpur district

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Bhagalpur district
District of Bihar
Location of Bhagalpur district in Bihar
Location of Bhagalpur district in Bihar
Country India
State Bihar
Administrative division Bhagalpur
Headquarters Bhagalpur
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Bhagalpur
 • Total 2,570 km2 (990 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,032,226
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Urban 600,100 (19.79 per cent)
 • Literacy 64.96 per cent[1]
 • Sex ratio 879/1000
Major highways NH 31, NH 81
Average annual precipitation 1166 mm
Website Official website

Bhagalpur district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Bhagalpur town is the administrative headquarters of this district.


Bhagalpur district occupies an area of 2,569 square kilometres (992 sq mi),.[2][3] Bhagalpur district is a part of Bhagalpur Division. The river Ganges flows through the district.

National protected area[edit]


In 2006 the Indian government named Bhagalpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). [4]


According to the 2011 census Bhagalpur district has a population of 3,032,226,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Oman[6] or the US state of Iowa.[7] This gives it a ranking of 120th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 1,180 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,100/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.13%.[5] Bhagalpur has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 64.96%.[5]

The district has an area of 2,570 km², and a total population of 2,423,172, of which 1,990,976 (82%) are Hindu and 423,246 Muslim (17%)[citation needed].


The primary language used in the district is Angika.Other chief languages include Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.[8]

Flora and fauna[edit]

In 1990 Bhagalpur district became home to the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is 0.5 km (0.3 mi) in length.[9]

Common Service Center in Sultanganj[edit]

  • S.C.T.I CSC, KrishnaGarh


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Bihar: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1118–1119. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. Obira 2,542km2 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Oman 3,027,959 
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Iowa 3,046,355 
  8. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Angika: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  9. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Bihar". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°00′N 86°55′E / 25.000°N 86.917°E / 25.000; 86.917