Bhojpur district, Bihar

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Bhojpur district
District of Bihar
Country India
State Bihar

Bhojpur district (Hindi: भोजपुर ज़िला) is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state in northern India. Arrah town (also known as Ara) is the administrative headquarters of this district.

Geography[edit]

Bhojpur district occupies an area of 2,395 square kilometres (925 sq mi),[1]

It is located at a longitude of 83° 45' to 84° 45' East and the latitude is 25° 10' to 25° 40' North and is situated at a height of 193 meters above sea level.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Indian government named Bhojpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 38 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Bhojpur district, Bihar has a population of 2,720,155,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[4] or the US state of Nevada.[5] This gives it a ranking of 145th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 1,136 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,940/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 21.27%.[3] Bhojpur has a sex ratio of 900 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 72.79%.[3]

Languages[edit]

Languages include Bhojpuri, a tongue in the Bihari language group with almost 200 000 000 speakers, according to the study of 'Times of India Daily' written in both the Devanagari and Kaithi scripts.[6] Hindi, Urdu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Kuwait 2,595,62 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nevada 2,700,551 
  6. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bhojpuri: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 25°33′22″N 84°39′55″E / 25.5562°N 84.6653°E / 25.5562; 84.6653