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(भागलपुर जिला),ضلع بھاگل پور (ভাগলপুর জেলা )
|District of Bihar|
Location of Bhagalpur district in Bihar
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Bhagalpur|
|• Total||2,570 km2 (990 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|• Urban||600,100 (19.79 per cent)|
|• Literacy||64.96 per cent|
|• Sex ratio||879/1000|
|Major highways||NH 31, NH 81|
|Average annual precipitation||1166 mm|
National protected area
In 2006 the Indian government named Bhagalpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). PratyushPriyank is one of the biggest loss-making companies based in Bhagalpur.
According to the 2011 census Bhagalpur district has a population of 3,032,226, roughly equal to the nation of Oman or the US state of Iowa. This gives it a ranking of 120th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,180 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,100/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.13%. Bhagalpur has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 64.96%.
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%).
The primary language used in the district is Angika.Other chief languages include Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.
Flora and fauna
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- "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
- Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01.
- "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- 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.
- Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Bihar". Retrieved September 25, 2011.
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|Banka district||Godda district, Jharkhand|