Phulwari Sharif

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Phulwari Sharif
फुलवारी शरीफ़
پهلواری شریف
Urban
Phulwari Sharif is located in Bihar
Phulwari Sharif
Phulwari Sharif
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°34′41″N 85°04′44″E / 25.578°N 85.079°E / 25.578; 85.079Coordinates: 25°34′41″N 85°04′44″E / 25.578°N 85.079°E / 25.578; 85.079
Country  India
State Bihar
District Patna district
UA Patna
Government
 • Body Phulwari Sharif Nagar Parishad
Area[1]
 • Total 6.48 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 81,740
 • Density 13,000/km2 (33,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Magadhi, Urdu, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website patna.nic.in

Phulwari Sharif is a notified area in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar. The current metro plan of Patna has one route in Phulwari Sharif. The civilization of the city dates back to the days of inception of the Sufi culture in India. Phulwari Sharif had been frequented by most Sufi saints of that period. All India Institute of Medical Sciences Patna is located in Phulwari Sharif.

Geography[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is located at 25°34′39″N 85°04′46″E / 25.57749°N 85.079361°E / 25.57749; 85.079361

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Phulwari Sharif had a population of 53,166. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Phulwari Sharif has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 56%. In Phulwari Sharif, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism[edit]

Khanqah Mujeebia, Sheesh Mahal, Shahi Sangi Masjid, Imarat Sharia has a long religious history that is intensely attached with the birth and development of the Sufi culture in India. The Sufi saints of the ancient times had made Bihar one of the important centers of religious, social, and cultural developments, and Phulwari Sharif was one such region where the Sufi saints had spread their message of love and toleration.

The Shahi Sangi Masjid bears relics of the rich architectural past of the region. Built in red sandstone by the Mughal Emperor Humayun, the mosque is one of the main attraction for tourists Muslims. Near the mosque there is a shrine [Tomb] of Lal shah baba. It is known as Lal Miyan ki Dargah.

Transport[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is well connected to other cities of India through rail-road network.

Road[edit]

Phulwari Sharif is located on NH 98 on the Khagaul road in Patna.The road condition on NH 98 is pathetic to say the least, and has not been repaired since 40 years.

sadly the NH98 road always remain jam from KHAGAUL to ANISABAD bypass more, due to heavy vehicles as trucks and buses and causing a lot of accidents.

Rail[edit]

Phulwari Sharif railway station connects the city to different part of the country through many passenger and express trains.

Administration[edit]

The small town of Phulwari Sharif has turned into a prominent city and a notified area of the Patna. Under the plan of Greater Patna it will also come under Patna Municipal Corporation. The city constitutes majority of the Muslim population.

Politics[edit]

Shyam Rajak who is in Janata Dal United (JDU) and used to be in Rahstriya Janta Dal won the Phulwari seat (assembly constituency no. 188), reserved for scheduled castes, thrice after losing once to Rashtriya Janta Dal candidate. Representing Janata Dal in 1995 he defeated Sanjeev Prasad Toni of Congress. Sanjeev Prasad Toni of Congress won the seat thrice, defeating Vidyanand Vikal of IPF in 1990, and Dashrath Paswan of CPI in 1985 and 1980. Ram Prit Paswan of Janata Party defeated Dasrath Paswan of CPI in 1977.[3]The Phulwari assembly constituency is part of Pataliputra (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

Colonies and Villages[edit]

  • Saidana Mohallah
  • Chand Colony
  • Maqdoom Rasti Colony
  • Purnendu Nagar
  • Haroon Nagar
  • Birla Colony
  • Fiya Colony
  • Nohsa
  • Maulana Azad Nagar
  • Sabajpura
  • Fiya Town Square
  • Hadaspura
  • Alba Colony
  • Reyaz Khan Nagar
  • Mahatwana Mohalla
  • Bauli
  • Isapur

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SERIES-11 PART XII-B DISTRICT CENSUS HANDBOOK PATNA" (PDF). Directorate of Census Operations, Bihar. censusindia.gov.in. p. 41. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "193 - Phulwari (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on April 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  4. ^ "General Election 2009 Assembly constituencies". Pataliputra. India elections.co.in. Retrieved 2009-05-20.