Patna division

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Patna division, Bihar
पटना प्रमंडल, बिहार
Patna division.svg
Location of Patna division in Bihar
Established 1829
Districts Patna, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Buxar, Rohtas and Kaimur
Headquarters Patna
Area 16,960 km2 (6,550 sq mi)
Population (2011) 17,662,618[a]
Commissioner B Pradhan[2]

Patna division is one of the nine administrative units of Bihar, a state in the east of India. Patna is the headquarters of the division. Established in 1829, it is one of the oldest divisions of the state.

Districts, sub-divisions, and blocks[edit]

As of 2005, the division consists of Patna district; Nalanda district, also called Biharsharif district; Bhojpur district, also called Arrah district; Rohtas district, also called Sasaram district; Buxar district; Kaimur district, also called Bhabhua district.[3] There are 19 sub-divsions with 98 blocks in Patna division.

History of administrative districts in Patna division[edit]

Patna division was established in 1829 along with Saran division (with districts of Saran, Champaran, Tirhut and Shahabad) and Bhagalpur division (with Monghyr (now Munger), Purnea and Maldah districts) of Bihar, as 11th division in Bengal Presidency of British India.[4] On March 1, 1834, the 10th division (or Saran) was abolished and merged into 11th (Patna) and 12th (Monghyr) divisions. Then Patna division comprised the districts of Patna, Behar, Saran and Shahabad.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Population data obtained from the sum of the populations of the districts.[1]


  1. ^ "District Census 2011". Census 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Govt shifts 12 IAS officials, five get additional charge". The Times of India. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Bankey Bihari Misra. The Central Administration of the East India Company, 1773-1834. Manchester University Press, 1959. p. 151. 
  5. ^ Wm. H. Allen & Company (1834). "The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany" 14 (Harvard University). p. 197. 

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Coordinates: 25°36′40″N 85°08′38″E / 25.611°N 85.144°E / 25.611; 85.144