Saharsa District, Bihar - Informative & researched article on Saharsa District, Bihar
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesStates of India

 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
States of India|Indian Cities|Beaches of India|Hill Stations in India|Forests in India
Home > Travel > States of India > Bihar > Districts of Bihar > Saharsa District
Saharsa District, Bihar
Saharsa District of Bihar is renowned for producing different varieties of Mango and Litchis. Formerly, Saharsa District was considered a larger territory of the Kosi Division.
More on Saharsa District, Bihar (3 Articles)
 Saharsa District, BiharSaharsa District, which is a territory near Kosi River, is an administrative district of Bihar. It has its headquarters located at Saharsa Town. Total area occupied by Saharsa District is 1661.30 sq kms.

History of Saharsa District
According to the history of Saharsa District, initially this region was a part of Bhagalpur Division. In the year 1972, Kosi Division was created by including Purnia district, Katihar District and Saharsa. The Headquarter was at Saharsa. Consequently, in the same manner a new Civil Sub-Division that is Birpur civil sub-division was formed in the same year by including 24 development blocks, which are Raghopur, Basantpur, Nirmali and Chhatapur. These development blocks were earlier under Supaul sub-division. Further, in the year 1981, two new districts namely Madhepura District and Supaul District have been created from Saharsa District. History of Saharsa District also states that Gupta Empire ruled the region for some time. After their fall, a political gap was formed that was utilized by the chiefs of the early inhabitants. Moreover, the decline of Pala dynasty in the state and Bengal led to the establishment of Karnata in Mithila and Sena dynasty in Bengal. Both Kanrnatas and Senas claimed their authority over some portions of Saharsa. British East India Company took over the control of the region in the year 1764. Saharsa District also played a significant role in the freedom struggle of the country.

Demography of Saharsa District
According to the Census in 2011, Saharsa District had population of 1,897,102 of which male and female were 995,502 and 901,600 respectively. The population of Saharsa District population constituted 1.83 percent of total population of Bihar. The average literacy rate of Saharsa in 2011 was 54.57 percent compared to 39.08 percent of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 65.22 and 42.73 respectively. The total literates in Saharsa District were 829,206 of which male and female were 521,560 and 307,646 respectively.

Tourism in Saharsa District
Tourism in Saharsa District includes several places of historical significance to explore. Interestingly, some of these places also reflect the rich past of the region. Tara Sthan, Chandika Sthan, Mandan Bharti Asthan, Sun Temple, Laxminath Gosaisthal Nauhatta, Udahi, Karu Khirhari temple and Matsyagandha Mandir are some of the noteworthy tourist attractions of this district. Tourism in Saharsa District provides an enriching travelling experience to the visitors. Every year, huge number of people comes to this place and explores the various places of interest offered by the district.

(Last Updated on : 23/03/2013)
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
More Articles in Districts of Bihar  (95)
Recently Updated Articles in States of India
Travel Information on Rajasthan
Travel Information on Rajasthan will come handy for both national and international tourists, who want to visit Rajasthan.
Demography of Rajasthan
Demography of Rajasthan is figured out in the year 2011 with a population of 6.86 Crores.
History of Lakshadweep
History of Lakshadweep defines the first settlement on these islands under the Union Territory of India that was ruled by Cheraman Perumal, who was the last king of Kerala.
Geography of Bharatpur District
Geography of Bharatpur district is marked by its location, a 100 metres above sea level. There are three main seasonal rivers in the district, namely Ban Ganga River, Rooparel and Gambhir River.
Pilgrimage Tourism in Pathanamthitta District
Pilgrimage Tourism in Pathanamthitta District comprises of visiting the various temples and churches situated here. Also known as the ‘headquarters of pilgrimage tourism’, Sabarimala which lies in the district is one of the most revered sites in Kerala.
Forum on States of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Travel
Saharsa District, Bihar - Informative & researched article on Saharsa District, Bihar
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.