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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Katihar district.
Katihar is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°32′N 87°35′E / 25.53°N 87.58°E / 25.53; 87.58Coordinates: 25°32′N 87°35′E / 25.53°N 87.58°E / 25.53; 87.58
Country  India
State Bihar
District Katihar
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 240,565
 • Density 782/km2 (2,030/sq mi)
 • Official Urdu, Hindi, Maithili, Bengali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 854105
Lok Sabha constituency Katihar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Katihar
Website katihar.bih.nic.in

Katihar is a town situated in the north eastern part of Bihar state in India. It is headquarters of Katihar district. Tariq Anwar is present M.P of Katihar. Tarkishor Prasad is present M.L.A of Katihar.


Katihar is well connected with other big cities of country with railways. Katihar Junction railway station is an important railway station on Indian railway map. Katihar Junction railway station is a division in NFR. It is a very old station. Katihar Junction railway station is a five line junction:

Katihar is also the headquarter of Katihar Railway Division.

Katihar is also well connected with road network to the neighbouring cities of bihar and neighbour state.NH 31 passes through the middle of the city.

The nearest commercial airport is Bagdogra (160 km) near Siliguri (West Bengal).


Katihar Ramakrishna Mission

Katihar has many education institutions. Some CBSE schools in city are:-

  • Katihar Ramakrishna Mission (রামকৃষ্ণ মিশন) Vidyamandir (estd. in 1951;the oldest surviving school of Katihar;previously was under WBBSE& WBCHSE ) Ref. - List of Ramakrishna Mission institutions
  • International School Of East India ,Official website
  • Scottish Public School
  • Netaji Vidyamandir (only Bengali medium school in Katihar under WBBSE )
  • AAM children Academy
  • Katihar English School.
  • Ramakrishna Mission Sarda Vidyamandir
  • SBP Vidya vihar
  • Colonels Academy
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
  • Sakura International School
  • Tauheed Institute of IT
  • Maheshwari academy
  • Govt. High School, Katihar
  • Umaa devi Mishra Girls High School, Katihar
  • Grovor Girls High School, Katihar
  • M B T A Islamia High School, Katihar
  • Adarsh High School, Katihar
  • Al-Samad private industrial Training Institute.

Some govt. colleges in city are:-

  • D.S College
  • K.B Jha College
  • Sita Ram Chamaria College
  • M J M Mahila College
  • Sur Tulsi College

Some other important institutes of the city are :-

  • Katihar Medical College & Hospital, Katihar
  • A.M.Ashari Educational & Welfare Trust, Katihar

Ref. :- List of institutions of higher education in Bihar


As per 2011 census, Katihar Urban Agglomeration had a population of 240,565.[1] Katihar Urban Agglomeration includes Katihar (Municipal Corporation plus Out Growth) and Katihar Railway Colony (Out Growth).[2] Katihar Municipal Corporation had a total population of 225,982, out of which 119,142 were males and 106,840 were females. It had a sex ratio of 897. The population below 5 years was 31,036. The literacy rate of the 7+ population was 79.87 per cent.[3] Katihar is at 193th rank in terms of its population among the top 200 cities of India as per 2011 census ( ref. List of most populous cities in India )

Urdu, Hindi, Maithili, Angika, Bengali and Surjapuri are the main languages spoken in Katihar.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Constituents of urban Agglomerations Having Population 1 Lakh & above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 

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