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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Sheikhpura district.
For the city in Pakistan, see Sheikhupura.
Sheikhpura is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°05′N 85°31′E / 25.08°N 85.51°E / 25.08; 85.51Coordinates: 25°05′N 85°31′E / 25.08°N 85.51°E / 25.08; 85.51
Country  India
State Bihar
District Sheikhpura
 • Total 689 km2 (266 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 636,342[1]
 • Official Magahi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 811105
Telephone code 06341
Website Official Website

Sheikhpura is a city and a municipality in Sheikhpura district in the Indian state of Bihar. Sheikhpura is also an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district occupies an area of 689 km² and has a population of 6,36,342 (as of 2011).[1]


In 2011, Sheikhpura had population of 636,342 of which male and female were 329,743 and 306,599 respectively. In 2001 census, Sheikhpura had a population of 525,502 of which males were 273,992 and remaining 251,510 were females. There was change of 21.09 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Sheikhpura District recorded increase of 24.96 percent to its population compared to 1991.

There were total 121,647 children under age of 0-6 against 109,782 of 2001 census. Of total 121,647 male and female were 62,710 and 58,937 respectively. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 940 compared to 955 of census 2001. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 19.12 percent of Sheikhpura District compared to 20.89 percent of 2001. There was net change of -1.77 percent in this compared to previous census of India.[1]

Description 2011 2001
Actual Population[1] 636,342 525,502
Male 329,743 273,992
Female 306,599 251,510
Population Growth 21.09% 24.96%
Density/km2 924 763
Literates 328,676 202,035
Male Literates 196,431 134,917
Female Literates 132,245 67,118

As Per 2011 Census

  1. Sheikhpura is smallest(38th) in terms of population (6,36,342) and 36th in terms of area (689 in the state of Bihar.
  2. In terms of population per Sheikhpura is the 27th densely populated district in the state with 924 persons per as against the state’s 1,106.
  3. Sheikhpura ranks 7th in terms of sex-ratio (930) against the state’s 918.
  4. Sheikhpura ranks 15th in terms of child sex-ratio (940) against state’s 935.
  5. There are 53 uninhabited villages (out of 314 total villages) in the district of Sheikhpura.
  6. Teus (under Barbigha C.D. Block) is the most populated village (10,315) and Raghunathpur(under GhatKusumbha C.D. Block) is the least populated villages (1) in the district.
  7. C.D. Block Sheikhpura has the highest number of villages

(90) in the district and C.D.Block GhatKusumbha has the lowest number of villages (24).

  1. Kusmha (under GhatKusumbha C.D. Block) has the largest area (1,949 hectare) and ChhotiMilki and Kamta under Sheikhpura C.D. Block) have the smallest area (1 hectare) among the villages in the district.[2]


The Town is well connected by Road and railways, the nearest Airport to sheikhpura is Patna Airport.


The town is connected by road to major hubs in the region with frequent bus service.


Sheikhpura is located on the broad gauge line connecting Kiul and Gaya. The town is served by a direct daily train to Kolkata, and a weekly service to Guwahati via Bhagalpur. The state capital Patna could be reached through a stop-over at Kiul from where rest of India is well connected.

See also[edit]

Munger District


  1. ^ a b c d "Sheikhpura District : Census 2011 data". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India, New Delhi. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference Sheikhpura_District was invoked but never defined (see the help page).