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Sultanganj is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°14′46″N 86°44′17″E / 25.246°N 86.738°E / 25.246; 86.738Coordinates: 25°14′46″N 86°44′17″E / 25.246°N 86.738°E / 25.246; 86.738
Country India
Population (2011)
 • Total52,892
 • OfficialAngika Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationBR-10

Sultanganj is a city located in the Bhagalpur district of the Indian state of Bihar. It is situated on the south bank of Ganga river, 25 km west of Bhagalpur city at 25°14'23"N 86°43'48"E.


As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Sultanganj is 71%. Thus Sultanganj has higher literacy rate compared to 63.1% of Bhagalpur district. The male literacy rate is 65.4% and the female literacy rate is 52.2% in Sultanganj.

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary[edit]

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in Bhagalpur District of Bihar, India. The sanctuary is a 50 km stretch of the Ganges River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon. Designated in 1991, it is protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia. Once found in abundance, only a few hundred remain, of which half are found here.

The Gangetic dolphins have been declared as the National Aquatic Animal of India.[1] This decision was taken in the first meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) chaired by Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh on Monday, 5 October 2009.[2][3]


There are two college in Sultanganj. Murarka College is affiliated from Tilkamanjhi University.

Shravani Mela[edit]

Shravani Mela is a month-long festival which is celebrated in July - August of every year by devotees of Lord Shiva. Devotees from all over the world comes to this holy place and start their 100+ KM journey to another shrine city of Deoghar in Jharkhand over the foot.

Sultanganj Buddha[edit]

The Sultanganj Buddha is a Gupta-Pala transitional period sculpture, the largest substantially complete copper Buddha figure known from the time. The statue is dated by archaeologists to between 500 and 700 AD. It is 2.3 m high and 1 m wide and weighs over 500 kg. It was found in the North Indian town of Sultanganj, Bhagalpur district, Bihar[1] in 1861 during the construction of the East Indian Railway.[2] It is now held by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England.


EB Harris with the Sultanganj Buddha. 1861/1862

People from Sultanganj[edit]

  • Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility
  • Vishal Kumar, Banker And Investment Advisor, presently works with Bank of Baroda


  1. ^ [1] Archived January 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "River dolphin crowned India's aquatic animal : Latest Headlines, News - India Today". 2009-10-06. Archived from the original on 2009-10-10. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  3. ^ "Endangered dolphins made national aquatic animal - India Environment Portal | News, reports, documents, blogs, data, analysis on environment & development | India, South Asia". India Environment Portal. Archived from the original on 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  4. ^ Rajesh, Kumar (24 July 2013). "Shrawani Mela inaugurated". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  5. ^ Rajesh, Kumar (7 June 2013). "Preparations afoot for Shrawani Mela". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 October 2018.