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Bhagalpur District

Bhagalpur is known as silk city as it is famous worldwide for its silk production. The silk industry in this city is hundreds of years old and a whole clan exists that has been producing silk for generations. There is a Silk Institute and Agricultural college here, as well as a University, and Engineering, Medical and Homeopath colleges.

Bhagalpur is a town and the administrative headquarters of Bhagalpur district, Bihar state in the eastern part of India.

Bhagalpur is a divisional town of historical importance situated on the southern bank of the Ganga river. Situated 220km east of state capital Patna and 410 km north west of Calcutta is well connected by rail and road.

References to Bhagalpur can be found in Indian epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata where Bhagalpur has been described as the kingdom of Anga.

Mandar Hill, situated 52 km south from Bhagalpur, is believed to have been used as Churner during Samudra-Manthan by God and Danav according to Hindu mythology.

Ancient cave sculptures of Emperor Ashoka's regime (274 BC-232 BC) are found in the neighbourhood and at Sultanganj, 20 km west of Bhagalpur, a temple of the Gupta period (320-500) still exists. The tomb of Suja, brother of Moghul emperor Aurangzeb, in the heart of the Bhagalpur town is reminiscent of the city's association with the Mughal period.

Ruins of ancient Vikramshila University are located 44 km east of Bhagalpur. It was the medieval centre to the conservation and propagation of Buddhist education, established by King Dharampal of Bengal (783-820) at the end of the 8th century.

The gangetic plains are very fertile and the main crops include rice, wheat, maize, barley, and oilseeds. The economy of Bhagalpur is dependent mainly on agriculure and silk.

The Language of Bhagalpur
Angika is the main language of Bhagalpur.Angika is one of the oldest language of the world, which was known as Aangi during ancient time.Angika is spoken by more than 30 million of Indian and around 50 million population worldwide.Among others Hindi is the main language. Besides English is also used frequently.

Head Quarters: Bhagalpu
Sub Divisions: Bhagalpur, Kahalgaon, Naugachhia
Blocks: Pirpainti, Kahalgoan, Sanhaula, Sabour, Nathnagar, Jagdishpur, Sultanganj, Sahkund, Bihpur, Navgachia, Gopalpur, Kharik, Narayanpur, Gauradih, Ismailpur, Rangrachowk
Agriculture: Paddy, Maize, Lentils
Industry: Tusser Silk, Thermal Power at Kahalgaon
Rivers: Ganga, Badua, Chanan

. . Units . . Units
Headquarters: BHAGALPUR . Total Area: 5589.0 sq. Kms.
Forest Area : 488.43 sq. Kms. Net Sown Area: 2600.02 sq. Kms.
Occupied House: 489.49 '000 Net Irrigation Area : 1312.53 sq. Kms.
Total Population 3202.47 '000 Total Literates 987.13 '000
Total Male 1707.51 '000 Total Female 1494.96 '000
Urban Population 388.08 '000 Rural Population 2814.39 '000
Rural Population - Male 1566.52 '000 Rural Population - Female 0.0 '000
Urban Population - Male 208.94 '000 Urban Population - Female 179.15 '000
Total SC Population 183.34 '000 Total ST Population 47.28 '000
SC Population - Rural 159.63 '000 ST Population - Rural 46.17 '000
SC Population - Urban 23.71 '000 ST Population - Urban 1.11 '000
Total Male Literacy 701.72 '000 Total Female Literacy 285.4 '000
Rural Literates 776.25 '000 Urban Literates 210.88 '000
Rural Literates - Male 571.28 '000 Rural Literates - Female 204.97 '000
Urban Literates - Male 130.45 '000 Urban Literates - Female 80.43 '000
Rural Male Literacy % 47.83 % . Rural Female Literacy % 19.98 % .
Urban Male Literacy % 75.32 % . Urban Female Literacy % 55.62 % .
Total Workers ('000) . . Male Workers ('000) . .

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