|District of Bihar|
Location of Nalanda district in Bihar
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Nalanda|
|• Total||2,367 km2 (914 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.2×109/km2 (3.1×109/sq mi)|
|• Literacy||66.41 (M=77.11; F=54.76)|
|• Sex ratio||921 (2011)|
|Major highways||NH 31, NH 30A, NH 82, NH 110|
Nalanda district occupies an area of 2,355 square kilometres (909 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to Canada's Cornwall Island. The Phalgu, Mohane, Jirayan, and Kumbhari rivers flow through it. The district is a part of Patna Division.
According to the 2011 census Nalanda district has a population of 2,872,523, roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica or the US state of Kansas. This gives it a ranking of 98th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,220 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,200/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.18%. Nalanda has a sex ratio of 921 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.41%.
A newly setup Ordnance Factory, one of the 41 Indian Ordnance Factories has been set up by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India to manufacture artillery shells at Nalanda. In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Nalanda one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Sub Divisions: 3 - Modern District of Nalanda with HQ Biiharsharif was established on Nov 9, 1972. Earlier it was Biharsharif sub-division of Patna district. Bihar Sharif, Rajgir, Hilsa
Blocks: 20 - Giriyak, Rahui, Ajaypur Noorsarai, Harnaut, Chandi (Nalanda), Islampur (Nalanda), Rajgir, Asthawan, Sarmera, Hilsa, Biharsharif, Ekangarsarai, Bena, Nagarnausa, Karai Parsarai, Silao, Parwalpur, Katrisarai, Bind, Tharthari
Flora and fauna
RWLS is also known as Pant Wildlife Sanctuary has numbers of wild animals like 34 Species of Butterflies(sharma & Kumar),Birds, Reptiles etc
Butterflies : Common Mormon,Peacock Pansy,Blue Pansy,Painted Lady,Common commander, Fourring
Birds : Gray Hornbill,Great Egret,Lesser Whistling Duck,Common Coot,Rose Ringed Parakeet,Bulbul,Munia etc.
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Cornwall Island 2,358km2
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Jamaica 2,868,380 July 2011 est
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