Madhubani district

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Madhubani district
मधुबनी जिलाمدھوبنی ضلع
District of Bihar
Location of Madhubani district in Bihar
Location of Madhubani district in Bihar
Country India
State Bihar
Administrative division Darbhanga
Headquarters Madhubani, India
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Madhubani, Jhanjharpur
 • Assembly seats Harlakhi, Benipatti, Khajauli, Babubarhi, Bisfi, Madhubani, Rajnagar, Jhanjharpur, Phulparas, Laukaha
 • Total 3,501 km2 (1,352 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,476,044
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • Literacy 60.9 per cent
 • Sex ratio 925
Major highways NH 104, NH 105
Average annual precipitation 1273 mm
Website Official website

Madhubani District is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Madhubani town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Madhubani district is a part of Darbhanga Division. The district occupies an area of 3,501 km² and has a population of 3,570,651 (as of 2001). This is the centre of Mithila, a region where the main language is Maithili.


Madhubani became a district in 1972 when it was split from Darbhanga district.[1]


The main language spoken in this district is Maithili . Hindi/Urdu is used for official documentation.


Madhubani district occupies an area of 3,501 square kilometres (1,352 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to the Bahamas' North Andros Island.[3]

Rivers:Kamala, Bhutahi Balaan, Bachharaja, Balaan, Tirsulla, Jeevachh. Kosi, Dhous, Ghaghr Sugarba Nadi from Chharapatti Village near place is Khutauna market

River Kamala & Kosi is biggest river of this district. Madhubani's most famous village is 'Debhi tola' here many temples namely Debeshwar Nath Mahadev, Sankat Mochan & Baba Dihbar. “Ziraat” an ideal place is also part of Debhi tol. It is constituted between Mithila Deep & Lakhnour Gaon near by Jhanjharpur.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Madhubani one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). But in last few years there a lot of changes happened This sansk city is going to adopt urbanisation. [4]


According to the 2011 census Madhubani district has a population of 4,476,044,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Croatia[6] or the US state of Louisiana.[7] This gives it a ranking of 37th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 1,279 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,310/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.19%.[5] Madhubani has a sex ratio of 925 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 43.35%.[5]


  1. ^ Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Bihar: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1118–1119. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. North Andros Island 3,439km2 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Croatia 4,483,804 July 2011 est. 
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Louisiana 4,533,372 

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Coordinates: 26°21′00″N 86°04′48″E / 26.35000°N 86.08000°E / 26.35000; 86.08000