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Country  India
State  Bihar

Population  203,380 (2001)
Area  49 km2
District  Bhojpur
Arrah in the past, History of Arrah
Colleges and Universities  Veer Kunwar Singh University, Dharmatma Inter College, Arrah

Languages spoken  Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri

Map of Arrah

Arrah is a city and a municipal corporation in Bhojpur district in the state of Bihar, India. The name is also sometimes transliterated as Ara. It is the district headquarters of Bhojpur district, located near the confluence of the Ganges and Sone rivers, some 24 miles from Danapur and 36 miles from Patna.


Arrah in the past, History of Arrah

Arrah and the ferns wake up

Arrah city bhojpur bihar 2015


Arrah Cuisine of Arrah, Popular Food of Arrah

During the Indian rebellion of 1857, a group of 18 British civilians and 50 Indian soldiers was besieged in the Little House at Arrah, by a band of 2500 - 3000 armed soldiers and around 8000 others under the command of 80-year-old Veer Kunwar Singh, the Zamindar of adjacent Jagdishpur. They withstood the siege for eight days until relieved by other East India Company troops.



As per 2011 census, Arrah Municipal Corporation had a total population of 261,099, out of which 139,319 were males and 121,780 were females. It had a sex ratio of 874. The population below 5 years was 34,419. The literacy rate of the 7+ population was 83.41 per cent.

Notable People

  • Pawan Singh
  • Climate

    Climate is characterised by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).


    Arrah Wikipedia

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