|Nickname(s): katta City, City of army|
|Founded by||Chandragupta Maurya|
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Munger Municipal Corporation|
|• Mayor||Smt. Ruma Raj|
|• Municipal Commissioner||Dr. S.K Pathak|
|• Total||68 km2 (26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||43 m (141 ft)|
|• Rank||5th in Bihar|
|• Density||4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Munger is a twin city and a Municipal Corporation situated in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the administrative headquarters of Munger district and Munger Division. It is the 5th largest city of Bihar and second largest city in Eastern Bihar.
Historically, Munger is known for being an ancient seat of rule. The twin city comprises Munger and Jamalpur situated on the southern bank of the river Ganges. It is situated 60 km west of Bhagalpur, and 180 km east of capital city Patna.
|Climate data for Munger, India|
|Average high °C (°F)||23.5
|Average low °C (°F)||9.4
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||15
As per 2011 census, Munger Municipal Corporation and Jamalpur Municipal Council has a total population of 3,88,000, out of which 2,00,000 were males and 1,88,000 were females. It had a sex ratio of 883. The population below 5 years was 42,260. The literacy rate of the 7+ population was 81.83 per cent.
Places of interest
- Munger Fort, covers an area of around 222 acres
- Chandika Asthan, a sacred Shakti-Peeth
- Kastaharni Ghat on the Ganges
- Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khanqah Rahmani
- Yoga Ashram
- Rahmani Foundation
Munger has many railway stations such as: Jamalpur Junction, Munger Railway Station and Briarpur Railway Station. The former is the main railhead for the city while the latter, which was earlier called Purabsarai Railway Station, acts as suburban facility.
The rail system provides connection to cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Banglore, Surat, Guwahati, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jammutawi, Vishakhapatnam, Bhagalpur, Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Ranchi, and Jamshedpur. The Munger Ganga Bridge, which takes both rail and road-traffic, connects Munger to the nearby cities of Begusarai and Khagaria as well as various districts of North Bihar. The bridge is the third-largest rail-cum-road bridge in India.
Munger is connected to major parts of India by various National and State Highways. The major cities of Bihar and Jharkhand - such as Patna, Ranchi, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Gaya, Bokaro and Darbhanga - can be reached by NH 80, NH 333 and NH 333B and various state Highways. Regular bus service are provided by BSRTC for all the major cities and other destinations.
Munger has a international airport with commercial service . Another domestic airport with commercial service is Patna airport around 180 km away. Patna is served by all major airlines. Nearest international airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata Which is around 480 km away from Munger.
Munger has also ITC Factory established by British, Gun Factory, ITC Milk Dairy and many others. Munger has the second highest per capita income in Bihar after Patna.
Aside from national radio and television broadcasters, the city has two local TV channels: NK and MCN.
- Sayed Muhammad Amimul Ehasan Barkati, Bangladesh national mosques third Khatib.
- Niranjanananda Saraswati, yoga Guru
- Satyananda Saraswati, founder of Bihar School of Yoga
- Nandalal Bose, sculptor and painter
- Krishna Singh, first Chief Minister of Bihar and a freedom fighter
- Kumar Suresh Singh, Director-General of Anthropological Survey of India
- Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, poet
- Raja Udit Narayan Singh of Shakarpura Raj Zamindari- local benefactor
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