Chausa

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Chausa
Town
Chausa is located in Bihar
Chausa
Chausa
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°30′27″N 83°52′56″E / 25.5075447°N 83.8823147°E / 25.5075447; 83.8823147Coordinates: 25°30′27″N 83°52′56″E / 25.5075447°N 83.8823147°E / 25.5075447; 83.8823147[1]
Country  India
State Bihar
District Buxar
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 103,670[2]
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 802114
Telephone code 06183
Vehicle registration Br-44
Website buxar.bih.nic.in

Chausa is a block in the Buxar district of Bihar, India. It is situated at the bank of river Ganga. It is a rural block with a population of 42,550 and a literacy rate of 47%.[3] Chausa is located 11 km towards west from the district headquarters, Buxar. It is a block headquarters.

The area is famous as the site of the Battle of Chausa, in which the forces of Sher Shah Suri defeated Mughal emperor Humayun's army in 1539.[4] It was also the site of discovery of the Chausa hoard, a set of 18 ancient Jain bronzes.

Battle of Chausa[edit]

The Battle of Chausa (June 25, 1539) took place between Mughal Emperor Humayun and Sher Shah Suri(Sher Khan). In this battle Humayun got defeated.

How to reach[edit]

Chausa is directly connected to Railway and road. Direct trains are available from major cities of country. Chausa Railway Station, Barakalan Railway Station are the very nearby railway stations to Chausa. The distance from Buxar Railway station is 11 km and Patna Airport/Railway 138 km and from Varanasi airport 127 km.

Nearby places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chausa map". google.co.in. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Chausa population". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Chausa Block". Government of Bihar. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Banerji, S. K. (1938). Humayun Badshah. Oxford University Press. pp. 228–236.