Coordinates: 25°37′21″N 85°02′30″E / 25.62250°N 85.04167°E / 25.62250; 85.04167
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Station board of Danapur railway station at Khagaul
Station board of Danapur railway station at Khagaul
Danapur is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°37′21″N 85°02′30″E / 25.62250°N 85.04167°E / 25.62250; 85.04167
Ward40 wards
 • TypeNagar Parishad
 • BodyNagar Parishad Danapur Nizamat
 • MLARitlal Yadav (RJD)
 • MPRam Kripal Yadav (BJP)
 • Total182,241
 • OfficialHindi
 • RegionalMagadhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code06115
ISO 3166 codeIN-BR
Vehicle registrationBR-01
Planning agencyPatna Regional Development Authority
Civic agencyDanapur Nagar Parishad

Danapur is an Indian satellite town and one of the 6 sub-divisions (Tehsil) in Patna district of Bihar state.[1] The population was 182,241 at the 2011 India Census. It is part of the Patna Metropolitan Region.[2] It was constituted as a municipality in 1887.[3] Danapur is also a shelter and hatchery for the migrating Siberian cranes, locally called Janhgil. They visit every year during the monsoon season for breeding and leave this place before the start of the winter season. The Sub-Area Headquarters of Bihar and Jharkhand is situated in the army cantonment here.[4][5]

In 2018, Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited (BSRDCL) completed the construction work of a ten- metre-wide 10.6 km long road along the western embankment of Digha-Danapur canal (Rupaspur canal).[6] This road also passes underneath the 12.27 km long Digha-AIIMS elevated road (Patli Path) that connects NH-98 near AIIMS Patna to Digha on the Loknayak Ganga Path (or Patna Marine Drive) at Patna.[7]

Flagstaff ghat on the Ganges at Dinapur, Patna, 1859 is one of the oldest ghats.[8] Gurdwara Handi Sahib,a gurdwara of Guru Tegh Bahadur, is a pilgrimage place for Sikhs. Naulakha temple and various historical buildings of British rule are places of interest.


Danapur is located on the bank of the River Ganges.

According to the City development plan for Danapur, the city has a total area of 11.63 km2 and is divided into 40 wards.[1]


Historical population
Source: [1]
Religions in Dinapur
Religion Percent

As of the census of 2011, there were 182,241 with 97,129 men and 85,112 women residing in the city. Out of which 25,092 (13.77%) had children under the age of 6. There were 13,398 boys while 11,694 are girls. The population density as per 2001 data is about 113 persons/ha.[1] The overall literacy rate is 78.4%, with the male literacy rate being 84.54% and the female literacy rate being 71.39%. The sex ratio of 882 per 1000 males was lower than the national average of 944. And child sex ratio of girls is 873 per 1000 boys.[2]


Danapur is part of Danapur Assembly constituency under the Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency.

Schools and Colleges[edit]

Nagar Parishad Danapur Nizamat[edit]

Nagar Parishad Danapur Nizamat looks after municipal works of Danapur area. The Nagar Parishad Danapur Nizamat (Municipal Council) was established in 1889. There are 40 wards under jurisdiction of Nagar Parishad Danapur Nizamat.


The Danapur sub-division (Tehsil) is headed by an IAS or State Civil Service Officer of the rank of Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM).


The Danapur Tehsil is divided into 4 Blocks, each headed by a Block Development Officer (BDO).

List of Blocks is as follows:

  1. Danapur
  2. Maner
  3. Bihta
  4. Naubatpur

List of villages[edit]

The list of villages in Danapur-cum-Khagaul Block (under Danapur Tehsil) is as follows:

  • Ganghara
  • Hathia Kandh
  • Hetanpur
  • Jamaluddin
  • Jamsaut
  • Kasim Chak
  • Kothawan
  • Lakhani Bigha
  • Manas
  • Mobarakpur-Raghurampur
  • Patlapur
  • Purani Panapur
  • Sarari

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d City Development Plan for Danapur Archived 5 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine 2014-03-05
  2. ^ a b "Dinapur Nizamat City Population Census 2011 | Bihar". Census2011.co.in. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  3. ^ Hoiberg, Dale (2000). Students' Britannica India — Google Books. ISBN 9780852297605. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  4. ^ Ramashankar (8 December 2010). "The Telegraph — Calcutta (Kolkata) | Bihar | Police force to hire 9000 ex-armymen". Telegraphindia.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  5. ^ "New commander of Danapur Army HQ — The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 3 May 2009. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Construction of road along Digha-Danapur canal over". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Digha-AIIMS elevated road gets December date". The Times of India.
  8. ^ The story of the Lall Bazar Baptist Church Calcutta: being the history of Carey's church from 24th April 1800 to the present day. Edinburgh Press. 1908. Retrieved 17 March 2011.

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