| Nalanda district|| Bihar|
استھاواں is one of 20 Blocks located in Nalanda district in rural Bihar. According to the administration register, the block code of Asthawan is 373. The block has 59 villages and there are total 27,006 families in the Block.
As per Census 2011, Asthawan's population was 163938. Out of this, 84532 are males whereas the females count 79406 here. This block has 31030 kids in the age group of 0–6 years. Out of this 15948 are boys and 15082 are girls.
The native language of Asthawan is Hindi,Urdu and most of the village people speak Hindi,Urdu. Asthawan people use Hindi,Urdu language for communication.
Literacy ratio in Asthawan block is 48%. 79363 out of total 163938 population is literate here. Among males the literacy rate is 57% as 48565 males out of total 84532 are literate however female literacy ratio is 38% as 30798 out of total 79406 females are literate in this Block. The Negative side is that illiteracy rate of Asthawan block is shockingly high—51%. Here 84575 out of total 163938 individuals are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 42% as 35967 males out of total 84532 are illiterate. In females the illiteracy rate is 61% and 48608 out of total 79406 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of employed individual of Asthawan block is 54396 whereas 109542 are un-employed. And out of 54396 working person 9269 individuals are entirely reliant on farming.