Dumraon

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Dumraon
Subdivision
Country India
District Buxar
Founded by Horilshah
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 53,618(According To 2,011 Census)
Area code(s) 06323
ISO 3166 code BR

Dumraon is a sub division in Buxar district in the Indian state of Bihar. Dumraon is one of Bihar's oldest municipalities and one of India's oldest princely states. It is located 1.5 km south of National Highway (NH) 84 (Ara-Buxar Highway), 20 kilometres (12 mi)north from NH-30 (Patna-Ara-Mohania) and 80 kilometres (50 mi) from NH-2 (Delhi- Kolkata). It is known for its Sinhora. Sights include Jangali Shiv ka Mandir, Bihariji Ka Mandir, Dumrejani mai ka Mandir and Kaliji Ka Mandir. The famous villages near by Dumraon are Baisegaon (Fafadar), Kopp wan, Nandan, Chaugain, amsari, Simari, Ariaon & Sowan.

Geography[edit]

Dumraon is located at 25°33′N 84°09′E / 25.55°N 84.15°E / 25.55; 84.15.[1] at an average elevation of 61 metres (200 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Dumraon had a population of 53,618 as per census of 2011 Out of which 28,498 are males while 25,120 are females. The Average Sex Ratio of Dumraon is 881. Males constitute 53% of the population. Dumraon has an average literacy rate of 71.6% lower than the national average by 2.64%: male literacy is 66.6% and, female literacy is 53.4% . In Dumraon, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Religion-wise population of Dumraon is as follows: there are 83.85% Hindu,15.94 Muslim, 0.11% christian, 0.01% Buddhist and 0.07% non-religion.

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
191115,042—    
192114,132−6.0%
193114,421+2.0%
194116,636+15.4%
195116,605−0.2%
196119,662+18.4%
197122,969+16.8%
198129,560+28.7%
199135,068+18.6%
200145,806+30.6%
201153,618+17.1%
"District Census Handbook Part A - Buxar" (PDF). Census of India. p. 731. 

Popular References[edit]

Ustad Bismillah Khan (21 March 1916 – 21 August 2006) (born as Qamaruddin Khan), often referred to by the honorific title Ustad, was an Indian musician credited with popularizing the shehnai, a subcontinental wind instrument of the oboe class. Khan was born on 21 March 1916 in a family of traditional Muslim musicians in Bhirung Raut Ki Gali, Dumraon, in what is now the eastern Indian state of Bihar, as the second son of Paigambar Baksh Khan and Mitthan. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 2001, becoming the third classical musician after M. S. Subbulakshmi and Ravi Shankar to be accorded this distinction.

The Former Princely State also finds mention and is the setting for the second half of the popular novel Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat where the protagonist Madhav Jha played by Arjun Kapoor is the Prince of the former Princely state Dumraon.[3][4]

Railways[edit]

Dumraon Railway Station is located in between Ara and Buxar Railway Station on the Howrah–Delhi main line via Patna–Mughalsarai section main line.The Railway code for Dumraon is DURE.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dumraon. Fallingrain.com. Retrieved on 2018-01-09.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ Dumraon Royal family sends legal notice to Chetan Bhagat. Indianexpress.com. Retrieved on 2018-01-09.
  4. ^ The five myths of Chetan Bhagat's 'Half Girlfriend'. Scroll.in. Retrieved on 2018-01-09.
  5. ^ Train list. Indiantrains.org. Retrieved on 2018-01-09.