Dinapur Cantonment

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Danapur Cantonment
दानापुर कैंटोनमेंट
Danapur Cantonment is located in Bihar
Danapur Cantonment
Danapur Cantonment
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°38′04″N 85°01′35″E / 25.63444°N 85.02639°E / 25.63444; 85.02639Coordinates: 25°38′04″N 85°01′35″E / 25.63444°N 85.02639°E / 25.63444; 85.02639
Country  India
State Bihar
District Patna
Established 1765
Population (2001)
 • Total 28,149
 • Official Magadhi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-BR
Vehicle registration BR-01
Website patna.nic.in

Danapur Cantonment (Hindi: दानापुर कैंटोनमेंट, Urdu: دِنا پور کینٹونمینٹ‎) ) or Danapur Cantt a cantonment town in Patna District in the state of Bihar, India. Danapur is a category II Cantonment, established in 1765.[1] The Board consists of 14 members including 7 elected members.[2] Danapur cantonment located on the outskirts of Patna is the second oldest cantonment in India, after Barrackpur Cantonment, West Bengal.[3] Danapur is the regimental centre of Bihar Regiment (BRC). It was earlier called Bankipore Cantonment. Initially, it was set up at Bankipore but later set up in Danapur area(then known as Dinapore) in 1766-67.[4]


It is one of the oldest European cantonments in the region. It was the only white cantonment of the East India Company between at one point of time. It was the largest military cantonment in Bengal, with accommodation for two batteries of artillery, a European and a native infantry regiment.


As of 2001 India census,[5] Danapur Cantonment had a population of 28,149. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Danapur Cantonment has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77% and, female literacy is 63%. In Danapur Cantonment, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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