Buxar district

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Buxar district
CountryIndia
StateBihar
Area
 • Total1,624 km2 (627 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,706,352
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Buxar district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar with headquarters at Buxar City. The district was carved out from Bhojpur District in 17 March 1991. It shares a border with Uttar Pradesh and is located on the banks of the Ganges River. This place was also known as "Siddhashram", "Vedgarbhapuri", "Karush", "Tapovan", "Chaitrath", "VyaghraSar", "Buxar" in ancient history.

Mythology[edit]

It is said that Ahilya, the wife of Gautam Rishi restored her human body from that of stone and got salvation by a mere touch of the feet of Lord Rama. This place is now known as Ahirauli, and is situated six kilometers away from Buxar. The Kanwaldah Pokhara, also known as VyaghraSar, is today a tourist destination. It is in this district that sage Vishwamitra's Hermitage was situated. Chaitra Van, the forest where demoness Tadaka lived and was killed by Shri Ram, is also situated in Buxar.

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Geography[edit]

It is surrounded by Bhojpur district in east, from Rohtas and Kaimur district in south, Ballia district in north and Ghazipur district in west. It covers the total area of 1,703 km2. River Karamnasa and River Ganges which makes border of UP and Bihar from Kaimur to Buxar confluence here in River Ganges.

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Buxar District
Religion Percent
Hindus
93.27%
Muslims
6.18%
Buddhist
0.30%
Christian
0.12%
Not Stated
0.11%
Sikh
0.01%
Jain
0.01%

According to the 2011 census, Buxar district has a population of 1,706,352[2] (roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[3] or the US state of Nebraska[4]). This gives it a ranking of 285th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 1,003 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,600/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.67%.[2] Buxar has a sex ratio of 922 females for every 1,000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 70.14%.[2]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901391,371—    
1911371,963−0.51%
1921362,231−0.26%
1931398,022+0.95%
1941464,919+1.57%
1951536,754+1.45%
1961635,988+1.71%
1971765,094+1.87%
1981916,886+1.83%
19911,087,676+1.72%
20011,402,396+2.57%
20111,706,352+1.98%
source:[5]

History[edit]

The Battle of Buxar and Battle of Chausa were fought in this district.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Buxar history"". Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nebraska 1,826,341
  5. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  6. ^ "Battle of Buxar : Venue, Date, Reasons, Winner, Loser, Aftermath, Significance". www.mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Battle of Buxar | Summary". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  8. ^ "The new battles of Buxar". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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Coordinates: 25°33′56″N 83°58′33″E / 25.5656°N 83.9757°E / 25.5656; 83.9757