Bhojpur is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district
headquarters are located at Arrah also known as Ara.
The district occupies an area of 2,474 km² and has a population of 1,792,771
(as of 2001).
This district played a major role in India's struggle for independence. Veer Kunwar
Singh of Jagdishpur was the leader of the mutineers during the first war of independence
in 1857, called the Sepoy Mutiny by the British. The fighting was so severe that
two of the five Victoria Crosses ever awarded to civilians by the British were awarded
during this battle. A third VC was awarded to an army officer. Prior to 1972 the
district of Rohtas was part of Bhojpur.In 1972 it (Rohtas) became a second district.
Sub Divisions: Ara Sadar, Jagdishpur, Piro
Blocks: Ara Sadar,Udwantnagar, Jagdishpur, Koilwar,
Sahar, Barhara, Sandesh, Shahpur, Charpokhari, Piro, Tarari, Bihia, Agiawon, Garhani
Agriculture: Rich Paddy Fields, Wheat, Maize, Bengal Gram, Grain
Industry: Rice and Oil Mills.
Rivers: Ganges, Sone.
Hotel:Shivam rest House,Park View Hotel.
Colleges:Maharaja College,Jagjivan College,Jain
College, Brahamrishi College
School:H.N.K High school,H.P.D Jain school.
Krishan Garh, beside the river Ganga in the Ara District, is the location of a five
hundred year old temple dedicated to