|Patna division, Bihar
पटना प्रमंडल, बिहार
|Districts||Patna, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Buxar, Rohtas and Kaimur|
|Area||16,960 km2 (6,550 sq mi)|
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
As of 2016, the Patna Division consists of
1. Patna district,
2. Nalanda district, HQ: Biharsharif
3. Bhojpur district, HQ: Arrah
4. Rohtas district, HQ: Sasaram
5. Kaimur district, HQ: Bhabua.
There are 19 sub-divisions with 98 blocks in Patna division.
History of administrative districts in Patna division
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. 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, Bihar, Saran and Shahabad.
- Population data obtained from the sum of the populations of the districts.
- "District Census 2011". Census 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Major shuffle with eye on elections - 43 IPS, 46 IAS officers face shift orders". The Telegraph. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
- Bankey Bihari Misra. The Central Administration of the East India Company, 1773-1834. Manchester University Press, 1959. p. 151.
- Wm. H. Allen & Company (1834). "The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany". 14 (Harvard University): 197.
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