Geography of Katihar District
The topography of Katihar District includes three main rivers namely Ganga River, Mahananda River and Kosi River. The district has alluvial soil and it also has a sandy texture. The land is slightly higher in the north and gradually slopping towards the south. The slop is gradual. There is no hill in the district except a small hillock in Manihari Block which is composed of nodular lime stone.
Demography of Katihar District
According to the Population census in the year 2011, Katihar District had population of 3,068,149. Out of which the males and females were 1,601,158 and 1,466,991 respectively. The population of Katihar District constituted 2.96 percent of total population of Katihar District .The population density of Katihar district for 2011 is 1,004 people per sq. km. Katihar district administers 3,057 square kilometers of areas. The average literacy rate of Katihar in 2011 was 53.56 compared to 35.09 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 60.99 and 45.37 respectively.
Economy of Katihar District
Rice, Wheat, Maize and Jute are the main crops cultivated in this Katihar District. Further, Katihar District has Jute and Paper Mills industries. The agro based industries and the heavy industries are the backbone of the society.