Buxar district

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Buxar district
District of Bihar
Location of Buxar district in Bihar
Location of Buxar district in Bihar
Country India
State Bihar
Administrative division Patna
Headquarters Buxar
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Buxar
Area
 • Total 1,624 km2 (627 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,706,352
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 70.14 per cent
 • Sex ratio 922
Major highways NH 84
Website Official website

Buxar district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India. The district headquarters are located at Buxar, a small city. Buxar District is located on the banks of river Ganges. A road bridge over Ganges connects Buxar with Ballia District in the neighboring state Uttar Pradesh.

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.[1]

Geography[edit]

Buxar district occupies an area of 1,703 square kilometres (658 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to Astralia's Bathurst Island.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Buxar District
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
93.27%
Muslims
  
6.18%

According to the 2011 census, Buxar district has a population of 1,706,352[4] (roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[5] or the US state of Nebraska[6]). This gives it a ranking of 285th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 1,003 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,600/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.67%.[4] Buxar has a sex ratio of 922 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 70.14%.[4]

History[edit]

The Battle of Buxar and Battle of Chausa were fought in this district.[7][8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buxar history"
  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. Bathurst Island1,693km2 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est. 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nebraska 1,826,341 
  7. ^ http://www.mapsofindia.com/history/battles/battle-of-buxar.html
  8. ^ https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Baksar
  9. ^ https://www.telegraphindia.com/1151027/jsp/bihar/story_49751.jsp#.WMNcKfnyuM8

External links[edit]

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