Silao, Nalanda

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Silao Nalanda
city of sweets
Silao Nalanda is located in Bihar
Silao Nalanda
Silao Nalanda
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°04′52″N 85°25′41″E / 25.081°N 85.428°E / 25.081; 85.428Coordinates: 25°04′52″N 85°25′41″E / 25.081°N 85.428°E / 25.081; 85.428
Country  India
State Bihar
District Nalanda
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,618
 • Official Magadhi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-BR

Silao (Hindi: सिलाव, Urdu: سِلاؤ‎) is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is known for the excellent Khaja made by its Halwais. It is also the headquarters of a Block, a small administrative unit, by the same name.


Silao is located at 25°04′52″N 85°25′41″E / 25.081°N 85.428°E / 25.081; 85.428. It has an average elevation of 60 metres (196 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[1] Silao had a population of 20,177. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Silao has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 43%. In Silao, 19% of the population is under 6 years of ag



  • Allahabad Bank
  • Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Sub Post Office
  • Kisan market, silao
  • Union Bank of India


  1. ^ "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. 

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