Patna division

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Patna division
पटना प्रमंडल
Division of Bihar
Location of Patna division in Bihar
Location of Patna division in Bihar
Coordinates: 25°36′40″N 85°08′38″E / 25.611°N 85.144°E / 25.611; 85.144Coordinates: 25°36′40″N 85°08′38″E / 25.611°N 85.144°E / 25.611; 85.144
Country  India
State Bihar
Established 1829
Headquarters Patna
Districts Patna, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Buxar, Rohtas, Kaimur
 • Commissioner Anand Kishor[1]
 • Total 16,960 km2 (6,550 sq mi)
Population (2011)[a]
 • Total 17,662,618

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 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.
  6. Buxar district, HQ: Buxar[3]

There are 19 sub-divisions 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, Bihar, Saran and Shahabad.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Population data obtained from the sum of the populations of the districts.[2]


  1. ^ "Major shuffle with eye on elections - 43 IPS, 46 IAS officers face shift orders". The Telegraph. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "District Census 2011". Census 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  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): 197. 

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