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Bhojpur district, India

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Area  2,474 km2
State  Bihar
Literacy  72.79 per cent
Colleges and Universities  Veer Kunwar Singh University, Dharmatma Inter College, Arrah

Bhojpur district (Hindi: ) is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state in northern India. Arrah town (also known as Ara) is the administrative headquarters of this district.


Map of Bhojpur district, India


Bhojpur district comprises 3 Sub-divisions:

  • Ara Sadar,
  • Jagdishpur,
  • Piro


According to the 2011 census Bhojpur district, Bihar has a population of 2,720,155, roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait or the US state of Nevada. This gives it a ranking of 145th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,136 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,940/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 21.27%. Bhojpurhas a sex ratio of 900females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 72.79%. 30% of the poplulation belongs kushwaha kshatriya community

Languages include Bhojpuri, a tongue in the Bihari language group with almost 200 000 000 speakers, according to the study of Times of India Daily written in both the Devanagari and Kaithi scripts. Hindi, Urdu.


Veer Kunwar Singh: The great freedom fighter, Acharya Pt. Ambika Dutta Sharma,a revolutionary,Sanskrit Scholar who hosted Mahatma M K Gandhi on 9 April 1917 and along with others lead him to Acharya J. B. Kriplani, Muzaffarpur when he first time came to Bihar to start the famous Struggle against White Indigo Farmers in Champaran. Babu Jagjiwan Ram, a veteran freedom fighter and youngest minister as well as first Labour Minister in the Jawahar Lal Nehrus provisional government, was born at Chandwa near Ara.Justice Bhuwaneshwar Prasad Sinha, the sixth chief justice of India was also from Bhojpur, His native place was Gaziapur, PO - Sinha, Dist - Bhojpur.He had his primary education at Arrah Zila School.Dr Ram Subhag Singh was Union Railway Minister in the Indira Gandhi cabinet. He was also the first leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha in 1969. Shri Baliram Bhagat who represented Arrah parliamentary constituency was a union cabinet minister of commerce and later Speaker of Lok Sabha. Shri Bindeswari Dubey who served the people of Bihar as its Chief Minister and who later also became a Union Minister for Law,Justice and Labour in the Rajiv Gandhis cabinet was born at Mahuaon near Ara. Meira Kumar, was the Lok Sabha speaker is daughter of Babu Jagjiwan Ram.


Bhojpur district, India Beautiful Landscapes of Bhojpur district, India

Bhojpur district occupies an area of 2,395 square kilometres (925 sq mi),

Bhojpur district, India Beautiful Landscapes of Bhojpur district, India

It is located at a longitude of 83° 45 to 84° 45 East and the latitude is 25° 10 to 25° 40 North and is situated at a height of 193 meters above sea level.


In 2006 the Indian government named Bhojpur one of the countrys 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 38 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).


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