Bihar State Profile

Bihar is located in the eastern part (83E to 88 E)of the India. its capital is Patna. It is bounded by Nepal in North, Jharkhand in South, UP in West and Westbengal in East. It is entirely landlocked state. Bihar divided into two almost equal  parts by river Ganga flowing thru middle of the state  form West to east. 

Physical Features

Latitude

      24°-20′-10″ ~ 27°-31′-15″ N

Longitude

83°-19′-50″ ~ 88°-17′-40″ E

Rural Area

92,257.51 sq. kms

Urban Area

1,095.49 sq. kms

Total Area

94,163.00 sq. kms

Height above Sea-Level

173 Feet

Normal Rainfall

1,205 mm

Avg. Number of Rainy Days

52.5 Days in a Year

 Administrative Units

Divisions

9

Districts

38

Sub-Divisions

101

CD Blocks

534

Panchayats

8,406

Number of Revenue Villages

45,103

Number of Towns

199

  – Statutory Towns

139

  – Non-Statutory Towns

60

Police Stations

853

  – Civil Police Stations

813

  – Railway Police Stations

40

 Key Statistics – as per 2011 Census (Provisional)

Population

10,38,04,637

  – Male

5,41,85,347

  – Female

4,96,19,290

Population (0~6 Years Group)

  – In Absolute Numbers

1,85,82,229

Male

96,15,280

Female

89,66,949

  – Percentage of Total Population

17.90%

Male

17.75%

Female

18.07%

Literacy

  – In Absolute Numbers

5,43,90,254

Male

3,27,11,975

Female

2,16,78,279

  – Percentage of Total Population

63.82%

Male 

73.39%

Female

53.33%

Decadal Population Growth (2001-2011) 

  – Absolute

2,08,06,128

  – As Percentage

25.07%

Highest Decadal Growth at

Madhepura District (30.65%)

Lowest Decadal Growth at

Gopalganj District (18.83%)

Density of Population

1,102 per sq kms

  – Highest Density

Sheohar, 1882 per sq kms

  – Lowest Density

Kaimur, 488 per sq kms

Most Populous District

Patna: 57,72,804

Least Populous District

Sheikhpura: 6,34,927

Sex Ratio (Females/Thousand Males)

916

  – Highest Ratio

(Gopalganj) 1,015

  – Lowest Ratio

(Munger and Bhagalpur) 879

Highest Literacy Rate

Rohtas, 75.59%

Lowest Literacy Rate

Purnia, 52.49%

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