Bhagalpur district

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Bhagalpur district
District of Bihar
Location of Bhagalpur district in Bihar
Location of Bhagalpur district in Bihar
CountryIndia
StateBihar
Administrative divisionBhagalpur
HeadquartersBhagalpur
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesBhagalpur
 • Assembly seatsBhagalpur,Pirpainty, Kahalgaon,Sultanganj,Bihpur,Gopalpur
Area
 • Total2,569 km2 (992 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total30,37,766
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Urban602,532 (19.83 per cent)
Demographics
 • Literacy63.14 per cent
 • Sex ratio880/1000
Major highwaysNH 33,[NH 31],[NH 80]
Average annual precipitation1166 mm
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Geography[edit]

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]

Economy[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 38 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). [4]

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Bhagalpur District
Religion Percent
Hindus
81.90%
Muslims
17.68%
Not Stated
0.25%
Christian
0.12%
Jain
0.03%
Sikh
0.01%
Buddhist
0.01%

According to the 2011 census Bhagalpur district has a population of 3,037,766,[5] This gives it a ranking of 120th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 1,182 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,060/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.36%.[5] Bhagalpur has a sex ratio of 880 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 63.14%.[5]

Languages[edit]

The primary language used in the district is Angika. Other chief languages include Hindi, Urdu and Bengali language.[6]

Flora and fauna[edit]

In 1990 Bhagalpur district became home to the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is 50 km (31.1 mi) in length.[7]

Common Service Center in Sultanganj[edit]

Vikramashila, was an important center of learning in Ancient India is situated in Bhagalpur district
  • S.C.T.I CSC, KrishnaGarh

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/dchb/1022_PART_B_DCHB_BHAGALPUR.pdf
  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 "Census India Bhagalpur District" (PDF). Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Bihar". Archived from the original on August 23, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011.

External links[edit]

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