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Gopalganj district, India

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Country  India
Headquarters  [[Gopalganj]]
Website  Official website
Administrative division  Saran division
State  Bihar
Major highways  NH-28
Area  4,000 km²
Lok sabha constituency  Gopalganj
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Gopalganj is one of the administrative districts in the Indian state of Bihar. The district headquarters is the town of Gopalganj, and the district is part of Saran Division. Major languages spoken are Bhojpuri, Urdu and Hindi.


Map of Gopalganj, Bihar

Computer showroom looted in gopalganj district of bihar


Gopalganj district, India occupies an area of 2,033 square kilometres (785 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to Spain's Tenerife Island.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Gopalganj one of the country's 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).


According to the 2011 census Gopalganj district, India has a population of 2,558,037, roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait or the US state of Nevada. This gives it a ranking of 163rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,258 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,260/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.83%. Gopalganj has a sex ratio of 1015 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 67.04%.

Based on the 2010 census:

  • Population: 2,558,037 (2.62% of the state)
  • Density of population: 1258
  • Men: 1,269,677 (49.89%)
  • Women: 1,288,360 (50.12%)
  • Urban population: 130,536 (6.07%)
  • Rural population: 2,018,807 (93.93%)
  •  % of Scheduled castes: 12.43%
  •  % of Scheduled tribes: 0.29%
  • Education

    Initially, Gopalganj had little to offer in terms of good quality education to its residents. Presently Schools and colleges in the city are either run by the government or by private trusts and individuals. The schools are each affiliated with either the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), or the Bihar School Examination Board. English is the medium of instruction in most private schools; though government run schools offer both English and Hindi. After completing their secondary education, which involves ten years of schooling, students typically enroll at Higher Secondary School in one of the three streams—Arts, Commerce or Science.some colleges are Kamla rai college. In which kamla rai arts college and kamla rai science college is well known for education.

    Notable persons

    Notable persons hailing from Gopalganj include:

  • Shri Kamla Rai renowned freedom fighter social activist and two times MLA in 1951 and 1957... Kalma rai college was started by his efforts to strengthen the education system in district.
  • Abdul Ghafoor, former Chief Minister of Bihar, 1973 to 1975
  • Laloo Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister of Bihar and former Rail Minister of India
  • Rabri Devi, thrice Chief Minister of Bihar, wife of Laloo Prasad Yadav
  • Ram Dulari Sinha of the Indian National Congress, former Union-Minister of state, and Former Governor of Kerala, and freedom fighter
  • UK Sinha, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India
  • Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc.
  • Pankaj Tripathi, Actor, Bollywood.
  • Deepak Ram,HR-Officer, KSA
  • Sri Surendra singh, Ex- Education minister, govt. of bihar
  • References

    Gopalganj district, India Wikipedia

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